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Woodfibre LNG gives $151,000 to Squamish non-profits

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Mar 16, 2023

March 16, 2023

SQUAMISH, BC – Woodfibre LNG is delighted to announce it will donate another record-breaking sum of $151,000 to 42 local non-profits in Squamish as part of the first intake of the 2023 Community Partnership Program.

On January 9, 2023, Woodfibre LNG opened its first intake for the Community Partnership Program, inviting Squamish and area non-profits to apply for funding towards their initiatives and programs. The Community Partnership Program aims to support local organizations that make important contributions to the local community through their programs and events in sports, recreation; health and wellness; arts and culture; and local search and rescue and marine safety organizations.

With the Woodfibre LNG project moving forward, the company increased the 2023 budget for the Community Partnership Program and expanded the funding intake cycle to occur twice per year, with recipients only being eligible once per year (unless it is for a different and unrelated project). The food bank, other food security donations and scholarship programming are supported outside the application cycle.

“We are pleased to support so many hardworking organizations in Squamish through our Community Partnership Program,” said Christine Kennedy, Woodfibre LNG president. “Woodfibre LNG will be part of the community of Squamish over the long term, and it is a priority for us to support the important work of local non-profit organizations. In our first intake for 2023, we are funding pediatric advanced life support training through the Squamish Hospital Foundation, contributing to Howe Sound Secondary School’s robotics program, outdoor education program and dry grad, supporting the Squamish Community Music Festival and the Business Improvement Association’s Mural Festival and contributing to many other community initiatives. Follow us on our social channels to see how the funding will support these organizations and for more information on our second funding intake later this year.”

Woodfibre LNG provided funding to the following local non-profits:

  • Hilltop House Support Society
  • Technical Evacuation Advanced Aeromedical Society
  • Howe Sound Marine Rescue Society
  • Squamish Helping Hands Society
  • Squamish Search and Rescue
  • Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Society
  • Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 14 Gibsons –/Gibsons Marine Rescue Society
  • SD48- Sea to Sky (Howe Sound Secondary Robotics)
  • Squamish Lions Club
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #277 (Squamish)
  • Howe Sound Secondary School – Outdoor Education Program
  • The GOOD WOOD Recycle Lumber Society
  • Valleycliffe Elementary School
  • Howe Sound Secondary Class of 2023 Prom Committee
  • École Squamish Elementary PAC
  • Sea to Sky Forestry Centre Society
  • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
  • Squamish Nation – Neuro-Fit
  • North Shore Indians Lacrosse Club
  • The Valerie, Ruth & Pamela Dudoward Foundation Indigenous food security program
  • Squamish Community Music Festival
  • Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association Mural Festival
  • Britannia Beach Community Association
  • 835 Griffin Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
  • Young Life Squamish (Sea to Sky)
  • 4th Squamish Scouts
  • UNLimited WORTH Society
  • Railway Museum of BC
  • Sea to Sky BC SPCA
  • Squamish Cricket Club
  • Skate Sea2Sky Figure Skating Club
  • Squamish Slopitch Association Team
  • Squamish Minor Hockey Association
  • Howe Sound Curling Club
  • Squamish Soccer Association
  • Squamish Pirate Swim Club
  • Axemen Rugby Club
  • Howe Sound Minor Ball Association
  • Pickleball Squamish
  • Squamish Field Hockey Club
  • The Power of Play
  • Squamish Windsports Society

The Community Partnership Program funding follows Woodfibre LNG’s commitment to a new $20,000 per year scholarship and bursary program through Howe Sound High School earlier this March. Additionally, Woodfibre LNG has committed to providing $10,000 per year to the Squamish food bank.

The second intake of the Community Partnership Program will open in September 2023. Organizations interested in applying for the second intake should visit for more information. 

About Woodfibre LNG Limited

Woodfibre LNG is in the pre-construction phase of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the previous Woodfibre pulp mill site. Construction is expected to complete in 2027. The Woodfibre LNG site is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. The facility will have a storage capacity of 250,000 m3 and will produce approximately 2.1 (MTPA) of LNG. Woodfibre LNG is a privately held Canadian company based in Vancouver and Squamish and is a subsidiary of Pacific Energy Limited.

Media inquiries:

Jayne Czarnocki

Woodfibre LNG

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