Strides for Sustainability

We’re super EXCITED to announce that we will be supporting SAIT students through our fundraiser, Strides for Sustainability!


Strides for Sustainability is inspired by Gursh Bal and Kai Fahrion, two individuals who constantly challenge themselves to be better while improving the lives around them. This commitment is exemplified in their decision to quit their day jobs to start Virtuoso Energy after winning SAIT’s Train the Trades Business Plan competition in 2016.


During that time, Gursh was involved in a motorcycle accident. To help rehabilitate the injury, the pair agreed to run a marathon. Training for the marathon not only helped Gursh regain his physical strength, but it also mentally helped him position his body to repair itself faster. Since then, Gursh and Kai have committed to run 50 marathons while simultaneously using this goal as a medium to support community causes.


Strides for Sustainability is an initiative that builds off Gursh and Kai’s commitment to becoming better individuals. For the next three years, Strides for Sustainability will be raising money to support SAIT students in financial need with a demonstrated interest in sustainability. Through this fundraiser, Gursh and Kai hope the money raised will support students in achieving their goals the way SAIT had supported Gursh and Kai while they were students.

Your donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting SAIT Students through the Strides for Sustainability Fundraiser!

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