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Woodfibre LNG gives $130,000 to Squamish and SLRD non-profits
Nov 23, 2023
SQUAMISH – Woodfibre LNG is delighted to announce donations of $130,000 to 36 local non-profits in Squamish and Squamish Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) as part of the company’s second intake of the 2023 Community Partnership Program. This follows $151,000 contributed to 42 local non-profits in the program’s spring 2023 intake.
With the Woodfibre LNG Project starting construction this year, the company increased the 2023 budget for the Community Partnership Program and expanded the funding intake cycle to occur twice per year, with recipients being eligible to apply for funding once per year (unless it is for a different and unrelated project). Woodfibre LNG’s core annual contributions for The Market, other food security donations and scholarship programming are also supported outside the application cycle.
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.
“We are pleased to support so many hardworking non-profit organizations in Squamish and the SLRD 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 the community. In our second intake for 2023, we continue to support local organizations such as the Squamish Hospital Foundation, the Squamish Senior Living Society, Squamish Search and Rescue and many others. Follow Woodfire LNG’s social channels for information on how our 2023 funding will support these organizations and for information on our 2024 funding intakes.”
For fall 2023, Woodfibre LNG is also recognizing the health care needs of the growing community by contributing $10,000 to the Squamish General Hospital Auxiliary Society for the purchase of a fetal heart monitor, and $10,000 to the Squamish Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a pediatric simulation mannequin (SIM doll) The SIM doll will serve as a patient simulator, using sophisticated modelling to reflect human physiology.
“Thank you Woodfibre LNG for supporting Squamish General Hospital’s ongoing training. This generous funding for a pediatric SIM doll means an enhanced training experience for healthcare staff, which in turn helps us better serve local patients in the community, especially as Squamish continues to grow with pediatric patients being 20 per cent of ER visits,” Karen Vanzella, President Squamish Hospital Foundation
The Community Partnership Program will hold two intakes in 2024. Woodfibre LNG President Christine Kennedy noted that she is “pleased that the program is able to support so many valuable organizations in Squamish” and that “contributing to the health care needs of some of the Squamish’s youngest residents is part of Woodfibre LNG’s effort to maximize benefits in the community while limiting impacts of construction.”
Woodfibre LNG provided funding to the following non-profits in this second intake of the 2023 Community Partnership Program:
- The Squamish Hospital Foundation
- Squamish General Hospital Auxiliary Society
- Squamish Senior Living Society
- Sea to Sky Hospice Society
- Howe Sound Marine Rescue Society
- Squamish Helping Hands Society
- Squamish Search and Rescue
- Pemberton Fire Fighting Association
- Squamish Active Seniors Society
- Squamish Lions Club
- Squamish Royal Canadian Legion Branch #277
- Howe Sound Secondary School – Outdoor Education Program
- Valleycliffe Elementary School
- École Garibaldi Elementary
- Brackendale Elementary
- Sea To Sky Community Services – Pemberton Food Bank Program
- Squamish Historical Society
- 835 Griffin Air Cadets
- Mamquam River Access Society
- Squamish Nature Learners
- LDS Learning Society
- Squamish Community Christmas Cares Foundation
- Second Chance Cheekye Ranch
- Squamish Quilt Guild
- Squamish Disc Golf Club
- Howe Sound Curling Club
- Howe Sound Soccer Association – Women’s Team
- Howe Sound Soccer Association – Men’s Team
- Axemen Rugby Club
- Pickleball Squamish
- Sea to Sky Nordics
- Food Bank – The Market
- Westwinds Seniors Concert
- Ts’antsut Slo-Pitch Team
- Railway Museum
Woodfibre LNG thanks all organizations that applied for funding. The next intake of the Community Partnership Program will open in February 2024. Organizations interested in applying should visit https://woodfibrelng.ca/about-woodfibre/community/community-partnership-program/ for more information.
About Woodfibre LNG
The Woodfibre LNG Project is owned by Woodfibre LNG Limited Partnership, owned 70 per cent by Pacific Energy Corporation (Canada) Limited and 30 per cent by Enbridge Inc. The Woodfibre LNG facility is being built on the site of the former Woodfibre pulp mill site, which is located about seven kilometers southwest of Squamish, B.C.
Woodfibre LNG will source its natural gas from Pacific Canbriam Energy, a Canadian company with operations in Northeastern British Columbia. Pacific Canbriam is an industry leader in sustainable natural gas production. Woodfibre LNG and Pacific Canbriam Energy are subsidiaries of Pacific Energy Corporation Limited. Woodfibre LNG is the first industrial project in Canada to recognize a non-treaty Indigenous government, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), as a full environmental regulator.