Posts Tagged ‘nanaimo’

Mudder Complete

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Another Day, Another Day in the Mud

June 21 the Storage Warriors had their opportunity to face the obstacles of the Tough Mudder Whistler for the second year in a row.  Challenges were faced, mental as well as physical, and tough decisions were made. They may have finished one less than they started with, but in this challenge everyone comes out on top. Safety is important and knowing when to stop so you don’t injure your body more is a tough decision to make but it’s the right decision to make. We are proud of ALL you Storage Warriors.

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Some of the obstacles this year included Devil’s Beard, Cliffhanger, Lumber Jacked, Prairie Dog and Ladder to Hell. With names like these you know there is no messing around, if you’re in, you’re in and you go for it.

Here is an aerial view  of the registration area and starting point taken by the U-Lock drone (yes Madman has a new toy but we will save that for another post). As you can see, a  great turn out, and a great starting point for the day.

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Will there be a threepeat for the Storage Warriors? Have to check in next year to see.

Mudder Legion

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Do it once, they call you crazy. Do it more than once and you become part of an elite group, the Mudder Legion. 5 members of our Tough Mudder team are going for Mudder Legion status this time. What does this mean? Well let’s see….

Access to Legionnaires’ Loop – The rite of passage to becoming a part of Mudder Legion includes several extra repeater only obstacles. Hmm not sure if this is a plus, not only do you get to the regular course, you get to do an additional loop.

An Exlusive Obstacle – A brand new heart pounding obstacle just for Mudder Legion. It is claimed to be their most bad-ass obstacle yet. Once again not really a perk, unless this obstacle is really fun and doesn’t involve a wall, mud or electricity. My guess is, since they say it’s bad-ass, probably not .

Option to Bypass Electroshock Therapy – You’ve earned the right to skip the shock and head straight for the beer, or if you’re a sucker for punishment, go for it, your choice.  OK this one is a plus.

Legionnaire Headbands – In addition to the orange Tough Mudder headband, you will also earn a coloured headband symbolizing the number of Tough Mudders completed. How many headbands can 1 person wear?

Responsibility to your Fellow Mudders – You are now a leader on the course, go out and show others how it’s done and give them a hand.  Yes this is good, Tough Mudder is all about the teamwork and camaraderie on the course.

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All kidding aside, it is hard work and a grueling challenge no matter if it is your first time, second time or tenth time. We wish everyone good luck on the course and have a good time!

 

Never Say Never Again

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Tough Mudder – Whistler
June 21 & 22 2014

They are at it again, and they found more victims  oh sorry should I say volunteers.

The Storage Warriors are hitting the mud again this year in Whistler. Our team of 8 warriors (5 repeats from last year) will face ice, fire, mud, electrocution and more as they traverse the obstacle course at the Whistler Olympic Park.

In case you need a refresher check out last years blog post here.  Below are our happy warriors mid-course last year. Look at those smiles on their faces even though they have just been been through the electric eel.

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A challenging adventure that tests you mentally almost as much as physically. Maybe some new obstacles will show up on the mountain this time around?

We wish our warriors luck, and remember to stock up on the advil before you head up to Whistler, I have a feeling it will be in high demand that weekend.

Remember the Tough Mudder Pledge:

I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge.
I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.
I do not whine – kids whine.
I help my fellow mudders complete the course.
I overcome all fears.

You know that just sounds like good rules for life….
minus the electrocution, mud, ice and walls to climb.

Deck the….Reindeer?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Bolt is all decked out in his holiday finery

The tree is up, the stockings are hung and Bolt is all set for Christmas.

Bolt Bolt has put on his holiday attire and is ready for the celebrations to begin.

He found some lights and greenery, a santa hat, and a special shiny red nose and has decorated himself for the holidays. Are you ready for Christmas? 

 

We have trees up at all of our locations and are collecting non perishable food donations for local food banks and toy drives to help those in our communities.

Each location works with a local charity in their area.

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Do you ever get stuck trying to wrap that odd sized present? Remember that we sell packing supplies and boxes of many sizes, packing peanuts and bubble wrap to help with your wrapping dilemmas.  Maybe you need a gift for the person who has everything, well for some people (children and adults alike) a giant roll of bubble wrap may just the ticket.

Continuing the tradition we started last year on the blog (check out some muppet classics here) let’s end with a holiday song.  Something a little more traditional this time. Happy Holidays!

Silly Boat Regatta 2013

Friday, July 26th, 2013

On Sunday July 21, 2013 the staff at U-Lock Mini Storage in Nanaimo participated in the Annual Silly Boat Regatta, which is a fundraiser for the Child Development Centre in Nanaimo. The name of our team is U-Lock Storaways!

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We held a Beer and Burger night at the Well in Nanaimo, all proceeds going to the Child Development Centre.  We had a silent auction, draws and a door prize! It was very successful and the U-Lock Storaway’s were able to raise $1,219.70.  A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support the Beer and Burger and donated items for our silent auction!

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This year our goal was to be first in our heat!  AND WE DID IT!

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We always have a great time at the Silly Boat and we are excited for next year!

Tough Mudder

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Never Say Never

We started with 7, we finished with 6, we lost one along the way (don’t worry we didn’t leave her on the mountain) but they weren’t kidding when they said it was tough.

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The Storage Warriors faced the mud, ice, snow, water and mountain side this past weekend at the Tough Mudder in Whistler. Crawling through mud under barbed wire, jumping into icy water, being waist deep in mud, careening down the mountain side, crawling through pipes filled with water, running through fire, climbing over walls – they were there and they did it all. There were 20 obstacles in total (21 if you count the wall you had to climb over just to get into the starting area) that were faced head on, or would that be face first?

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Your author here was the -1 who had to be medi-atved down the mountain side part way through, and I’ll tell you hanging on for my life on the back of an ATV racing down the trails was almost as terrifying as the obstacles I had attempted thus far, but no doubt about it the challenges were tough but our team was tougher and we are all very proud of our Storage Warriors.

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Now I heard some pacts were made on the course “Never again” and “It’s almost over” but I also hear rumblings of looking forward to “Next year” and “Maybe next year – but only if I’m in better shape” already taking place so who knows.  We could expand our team, we could have a whole new team, we could be a stick in the mud, but I’m sure some where, some how, someone will be on that course again next year.

 

5 Days To Go

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Are you tough enough?

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That is a question that fellow U-Lock employees may be asking themselves right about now. The Storage Warriors, with representation from all 3 of our locations will be participating in the Tough Mudder in Whistler, BC on Saturday June 22.

A 10-12 mile (16-20 km) course to test strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie with 20-25 obstacles along the way. And with obstacle names like Arctic Enema, Walk the Plank, Electroshock Therapy, Fire Walker and Kiss the Mud you get the idea of they will be facing. If you need visuals click here to see what we are talking about.

In addition to being, as some would say, an insane obstacle course, the event is also a proud supporter of Wounded Warriors Canada.

Let’s wish them well and hope they return to work in one piece.

Let’s all say the Tough Mudder Pledge together now:

I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge.
I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.
I do not whine – kids whine.
I help my fellow mudders complete the course.
I overcome all fears.

 

Beer and Burger Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Silly Boat Fundraiser

U-Lock Mini Storage in Nanaimo is excited

to be participating in their 3rd Silly Boat Regatta.

Check out the U-Lock Stor-Aways  in action!!

On June 15,2013, U-Lock will be having a Beer and Burger Night at the Well Pub in Nanaimo with all proceeds going to the Nanaimo Child Development Centre.

At the Beer and Burger Night we will be having a 50/50 draw and a Silent Auction.  There is still time left if you or your company would like to donate a Silent Auction item, please contact the office for more details!

Tickets are available at U-Lock Mini Storage, 4388 Wellington Rd Nanaimo BC 250.756.4448 selfstorage.ca

Customer Appreciation Day at our Vancouver Island locations

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Nanaimo Customer Appreciation Day

Saturday June 1

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Nanaimo location
4388 Wellington Road

Full event details can be found here 

Join us for burgers, hot dogs and cake. Enter to win a barbeque.

We will be accepting food donations for Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank

 

WestShore Customer Appreciation Day

Saturday June 8

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

WestShore location
1621 Island Highway

Full event details can be found here 

Join us for gourmet smokies on the BBQ with all the fixings. Enter to win a deluxe barbeque.

 

These Boxes Are Plotting Something

Monday, April 29th, 2013

It might just be my imagination.

Maybe I’ve been surrounded by boxes and packing supplies for too long now. Maybe I’m becoming too suspicious of things.

I know they are only boxes, but I just have this uneasy feeling that these boxes have been doing some scheming. If they had mustaches they would be twirling the ends while give a diabolical laugh.  Not sure what they are planning, but look at them. They are planning something….

What do you think?