Over $1 million awarded to local groups and charities as part of Woodfibre LNG’s Community Sponsorship Program
December 11, 2019
SQUAMISH – Woodfibre LNG presented 10 grants to local charity groups and community organisations at the Squamish Adventure Centre last night, as part of the Company’s Community Sponsorship Program.
“Since 2013, we are pleased to have contributed over $1 million to local charities and groups,” said David Keane, President of Woodfibre LNG. “Our Community Sponsorship Program is one of the ways Woodfibre LNG supports local schools, services and organizations that make a vital contribution to the community of which we are proud to be a part. It remains a priority for us to be able to provide benefits and opportunities for people who live, work and play in Squamish.”
At the event, over $40,000 in grants were presented to:
- Ècole Squamish Elementary: $5,000 for the creation of an outdoor learning and play area.
- 4th Squamish Scout Group: $5,000 to replace worn out tents, stoves, camping and safety equipment.
- Squamish Minor Hockey Association: $3,500 to go towards their rebranding, which includes a new logo design commissioned by Squamish Nation artist Cory Douglas.
- Skate Sea2Sky Club: $3,500 for their AV and performance equipment that will be used for the Christmas show happening this week, and to support other performances by the Club and other non-profit groups in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Sea to Sky Corridor: $5,000 to help with the expansion of the Game On! Program to the Squamish area. Game On! is a recreational, group mentorship program which provides children aged 10-14 with information and support needed to make informed choices about healthy lifestyle practices.
- The Nature Trust of British Columbia: $5,000 to conduct a series of shoreline clean up events involving community groups, volunteers and Conservation Youth Crew members.
- Camp My Way: $5,000 to cover the cost of bringing a First Responder and their spouse who are struggling with PTSD, in need of tools, routine and support to a seven-day program.
- Squamish Search and Rescue Society: $4,850 that will be used in implementing an Advanced Medical Direction Program focusing on integrating physicians within their team of volunteers.
- Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station Four Squamish: $5,000 for the refit of a vessel.
- Squamish Chamber of Commerce: $3,000 for the development of the Squamish Youth Chamber, aiming to prepare and engage young people of the community.
About the Woodfibre LNG project
Woodfibre LNG will be the cleanest LNG export project in the world. The project maintains the highest standards for environmental and social responsibility. The project holds three environmental approvals, from the Canadian and B.C. governments and the Squamish Nation. Committed to Indigenous reconciliation, Woodfibre LNG is the only industrial project in Canada to have received an environmental approval from a First Nations government.
The Woodfibre LNG project is a brownfield site, used for over 100 years as a pulp and paper mill. It is located at the site of the traditional village of Swiyat, on the unceded territory of the Squamish Nation.
Woodfibre LNG is a subsidiary of Pacific Oil & Gas (PO&G), an independent energy resources development company.
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