July 2022 Events Calendar
Friday, 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.
Monday, 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.
Tres de Julio Potluck (Atlanta)
Friday July 8, noon
Here's a DG history lesson: The Atlanta “originals” celebrated Cinco de Mayo at our previous place of employment. The DG Atlanta year-one transition didn’t allow us to move into the current Atlanta office building until sometime late in June. Thus, Cinco De Mayo became Tres de Julio.
Friday, July 8 – Tuesday, July 12
Muslims around the world celebrate one of Islam’s most important holidays, Eid al-Adha, the “Feast of Sacrifice,” by going to mosque, offering prayers, exchanging gifts, giving to charity, and sharing a meal with family and friends. Eid al-Adha starts on the last day of hajj, the five-day pilgrimage to Mecca which makes up one of the five pillars of Islam.
National Ice Cream Day
Sunday, July 17
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 600,000 square feet and continues to churn out delicious frozen treats to this day.
Sunday, 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
Tuesday, 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
Friday, 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.
Atlanta Summer Outing
Saturday July 30, 10am–6pm
Have you ever dodged a spray of water on a ropes course or walked beneath gigantic dinosaur bones? Well Atlanta employees, now is your chance at the Atlanta summer outing at Stone Mountain Park. Whether you're there to slide, bounce, and play in the Dinotorium; brave the Geyser Towers ropes course; or view the Atlanta skyline from a Swiss cable car, you and your families will find something to love.
Safety Committee Meetings
Tuesday July 19, 11:00 EDT (Springfield)
Tuesday July 19, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday July 19, noon PDT (San Diego)
Wednesday July 20, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday July 21, 10am EDT (Battle Creek)
This month's discussion will include on-site incidents and heat illness prevention.
Contact Chris Klesse to join the DG safety meetings.