SPE Donation to 5Cities Homeless Coalition

As a long-time member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Cannon proudly facilitated SPE’s Annual Golf Tournament Benefit for the 31st year. As an organization whose mission it is to bring technical knowledge about oil and gas resources, SPE has a lengthy history of assisting local nonprofits that helps benefit our local communities. This year, proceeds went to help support the 5Cities Homeless Coalition (5CHC) program which specializes in providing resources, support, and hope to those in need throughout Southern SLO County.

5CHC is a nonprofit program that aids in homelessness prevention through addressing how a lack of financial stability can have a life-changing impact on safety, health, education, and can lead to multi-generational homelessness. The services and programs offer intensive case management services that help empower clients to take control of finances through deposit and rental assistance. In addition, individuals and children are helped with the immediate needs, benefits advocacy, housing and other supportive services.

SPE’s golf tournament fundraiser raised $500 dollars to go towards 5CHC programs such as Rapid Rehousing, Eviction Prevention, unaccompanied Youth Mentoring and Outreach, and Supportive Services for Veteran Families. Cannon is proud to partner with SPE in contributing to this worthy cause.

Cannon Sponsors Cal Poly Civil and Environmental Industrial Program

Cannon is excited to announce an expanded effort in supporting the next generation of Cal Poly Engineers. After a three-year sponsorship of the Cal Poly Water Lab, Cannon has increased their commitment with Cal Poly’s Civil and Environmental Industrial College as Platinum-level partners.

Since 2017, Cannon has been a proud sponsor of the Cal Poly College of Engineering Water Resources Laboratory, also known as the Hydraulics Laboratory. Used as a teaching lab for both graduate and undergraduate engineering students, the Lab offers equipment to instruct in hydraulic theory.

As a multi-discipline engineering firm, Cannon engineers are working on hydraulic projects that range from recycled water, water supply, watershed management, and construction management of water-related structures. Students can “learn by doing” with the help of real-world engineers as they explore the principles and applications of weir and pipe flow measurement, atmospheric discharge, rainfall-runoff simulation and hydrograph models.

As many of Cannon’s engineers are Cal Poly alumni, this five-year funding partnership offers Cannon the opportunity to give back in a big way. Aiding students in research, instructional materials, competitions, and projects provides opportunity for Cannon to build community relationships and provide guidance to future engineers.

Motherload Movie Screening

San Luis Obispo – November 26, 2019 – Cannon is pleased to announce that they are the title sponsor for an upcoming screening of Motherload in partnership with Bike SLO County. Motherload is, “a crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote.” The screening will be held at the Palm Theatre on Monday, December 16th. Tickets are $20 and wine and appetizers will be available for purchase. To purchase tickets, please go here: https://motherloadmovie.myeventscenter.com/event/Bikeslo-36501

All proceeds from the event will go to Bike SLO County advocating for a safe, healthy, and connected community through bicycling. Purchase tickets here (include link once it is ready)

Join Cannon in Supporting the Complete Streets Petition Campaign

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Cannon Coasters take on the California Coast

San Luis Obispo-September 13, 2019—Starting September 13, our very own Loose Cannon cyclists are finishing the last leg of their impressive journey along the California Coast. The team of bicycle enthusiasts have conquered five of the six sections. The final length will bring the Coaster team to a total of 1,070 miles.

John Evans, lead Cannon Coaster, said about the feat, ”Riding along the California Coast, about 200 miles at a time, on an annual- basis has been a goal of Cannon’s Coasters goal to ride the entire length of California and then move up to Oregon! So far we have ridden from San Luis Obispo to Santa Monica, Santa Cruz to San Luis Obispo, Jenner to Santa Cruz, and Santa Monica to Mexico.”

The last part of the race in also the longest! Totaling a whopping 170 miles, the ride will take place the third week in September starting at the Oregon border and finishing with a beautiful traverse through the middle of the northern California redwood forest.

Meeting challenging goals is what Cannon does best; the Coasters are already planning their next adventure in 2020 with a ride that will tour the coastal route from SLO to Santa Monica.

If you have questions, are interested in becoming a Cannon Coaster, or want to meet the team somewhere along their trip, please contact John Evans at [email protected] or (805) 544-7407.