2023 July Events Calendar
Saturday, July 1
Canada Day celebrates Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867, which united Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. It is also a day to remember the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the lost children of Canada's Indian residential schools. This July 1st, consider wearing orange to celebrate Indigenous resilience and signify global citizens' ongoing commitment to reconciliation. In support of Indigenous peoples' wellbeing, 24-hour Residential School Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419) offers emotional support.
Tuesday, July 4
A great movie and a US national holiday! We hope our American employees enjoy the day off to commemorate and celebrate the Declaration of Independence. May your grills be hot, your beers cold, and your fireworks magnificent.
Jim Rich Memorial Bike Ride & BBQ
Saturday, July 8
The Salt Lake City Office will be holding this year's Jim Rich Memorial Bike Ride at the Beach Pavillion at Jordanelle. Jim Rich worked for DG for over 10 years on the Mechanical team, and is remembered as a leader and mentor. Jim retired in September of 2012 and passed away in April of 2013 from ALS. This event is a way for Dennis Group to remember a great role model and keep in touch with Jim's family. Bike rides start at 8am and 10am, and lunch is at 12:30pm. Reach out to Kelli Chiles for more information on the event.
National Ice Cream Day
Sunday, July 16
Stay cool this month with a chilly scoop of goodness! Fun fact: did you know that Dennis Group built the world's largest ice cream facility? Dreyer's Ice Cream in Laurel, MD stands at more than 600,000 square feet and continues to churn out delicious frozen treats to this day.
Salt Lake City Dog Pawty
Friday, July 21
Dog owners and enthusiasts, let's get together to watch these floofs play and have a good time! All are welcome to join us at Herman Franks Park at 3:30pm. Contact Kelli Chiles for more information.
Monday, July 24
Pioneer Day is a state-wide holiday in Utah commemorating the arrival of Mormon pioneers, led by Brigham Young, who fled from religious persecution before settling in Utah in 1847. Fireworks and parades celebrate a day of religious freedom and pioneer spirit within the Latter-Day Saints community and beyond.
Disability Independence Day
Wednesday, July 26
Disability Independence Day recognizes the day that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, which guaranteed equal opportunities for disabled Americans. It is also an important day of visibility for the many disabled people who still feel a discouraging lack of access to civil and financial opportunities.
National Chicken Wing Day
Saturday, July 29
Originally relegated to the far corners of the kitchen as material for chicken stock, chicken wings were born when Teressa Bellissimo (one of the owners of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo) cooked up a midnight snack for her son and his friends in 1964. Using only fried wings, butter, and hot sauce, she stumbled on a dish that would change American game day gastronomy forever. So this July 29, make them sweet, spicy or any way you want, but raise a glass and down a few wings to celebrate.
Safety Committee Meetings
Tuesday July 18, 11:00 EDT (Springfield)
Tuesday July 18, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday July 18, noon PDT (San Diego)
Wednesday July 19, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday July 20, noon EDT (Battle Creek)
Contact Chris Klesse to join the DG safety meetings.
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