SQUAMISH – Woodfibre LNG has marked another record-setting year for community grants, nearly  doubling the amount donated in 2021.  

On May 2, Woodfibre LNG launched this year’s Community Partnership Program, designed to  support as broad a range of local not-for-profit organizations as possible. This year, special  consideration was given to organizations with services related to search and rescue (particularly  marine safety), health and wellbeing, and sports and recreation. 

“This is the highest demand we have ever seen for our annual community grants, and we are  delighted to offer funding to every local organization that applied,” said Woodfibre LNG president  Christine Kennedy. “Woodfibre LNG is committed to putting community first. It’s a part of our  project philosophy, and enshrined in our company values. We are looking forward to continuing our  work with community groups in order to make Squamish a thriving and healthy place to live for  many years to come.” 

Successful applicants include: 

  • Alano Club of Squamish, which provides substance abuse recovery services.
  • Axemen Rugby Club, a local sports organization that organizes rugby clubs for men and  women. 
  • Black Tusk Caledonia Highland Arts Society, the Sea to Sky Corridor’s only parade and  ceremonial musical band. 
  • Black Tusk Nordic Events Society, an organization creating opportunities for Canadian  youth to train and compete in Nordic sports at an international level. 
  • Centre Uniting People, which runs programs for youth wellness and community building.
  • Community Christmas Care, which coordinates Christmas hampers for families in need.
  • Hilltop House Support Society, which houses 86 adults requiring special care.
  • Howe Sound Curling Club, the only curling club in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
  • Howe Sound Marine Rescue Society, a volunteer, community-based marine and search  rescue team providing life-saving service to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
  • Lions Bay Search and Rescue, which provides life-saving services just south of Howe Sound  SAR’s jurisdiction. 
  • North Shore Indians Lacrosse Society, running two lacrosse clubs available to Squamish  players. 
  • Northyards Children’s Garden Association, a publicly-accessible garden where the  community can enjoy performances and events. 
  • Pickleball Squamish, which is working to construct new public courts.
  • Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, a volunteer first-responder during marine  emergencies. 
  • Sea to Sky Forestry Centre Society, a world-class education centre providing information on  the past, present, and future of the forestry industry in B.C. 
  • Sea to Sky Hospice Society, a bereavement and palliative support program.
  • Sea to Sky SPCA, rescuing and caring for animals in the Sea to Sky region.
  • Second Chance Cheekye Ranch, which rescues horses and builds a community for horse lovers to come together. 
  • Skate Sea2Sky Figure Skating Club, helping nearly 300 skaters of all ages learn and advance  their skills on the ice. 
  • Squamish Accessibility and Mobility Committee, working to make the Squamish Hospital  accessible for patients with mobility challenges. 
  • Squamish Air Cadets 835, a group of 12-18 year olds learning valuable skills and providing  volunteer services in the community. 
  • Squamish Connector, providing a reliable and cost-effective method of transportation  along the Sea to Sky. 
  • Squamish Cricket Club, connecting multiple communities across the District so they can  participate together in a healthy and fun activity. 
  • Squamish Farmers Market Association, bringing the community together for sustainable,  local, fresh food. 
  • Squamish Food Bank Society, serving 300 households per month. 
  • Squamish Helping Hands Society to sustain their Meals on Wheels program. • Squamish Hospital Foundation for a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Education program  for ER nurses. 
  • Squamish Lions, a non-profit that promotes volunteerism and philanthropy in the  community. 
  • Squamish Minor Hockey Association, providing hockey programs for over 280 Squamish  youth aged 5 to 18 years. 
  • Squamish Nation Peacekeepers – a volunteer group that patrols Squamish Nation land to prevent unsafe or illegal activities. 
  • Squamish Pirates Swim Club, providing an affordable aquatic activity for families in the Sea  to Sky. 
  • Squamish Rebuild, which diverts reusable construction waste from the landfill and provides  community members with good quality, affordable building supplies. 
  • Squamish Search and Rescue, providing first-responder backcountry search and rescue.
  • Squamish Seniors Centre Society, a volunteer group assisting with the operation of a  recreational, educational, and social hub for Squamish seniors. 
  • Squamish Senior Living Society, which operates affordable housing for seniors.
  • Squamish Titans Athletic Club, a competitive swim team. 
  • Squamish Volleyball Club, a high-quality program uniting girls aged 13 – 18 in the love of  sports. 
  • Squamish Windsports Society, to purchase a public composing toilet for kite surfers and  other waterfront users. 
  • Team Squamish Cycling, helping riders aged 12 – 18 to develop a lifelong love of cycling.
  • Technical Evacuation and Advanced Aeromedicine, based in Squamish, a group of  paramedics and physicians dedicated to providing advanced life support in difficult to reach  locations. 
  • The Unlimited WORTH Project, which helps men overcome traumatic childhood  experiences. 
  • Young Life Squamish, helping send teenagers to camp. 

Woodfibre LNG opens its Community Partnership Program for applications each year in the spring.  Organizations interested in applying in 2023 can visit https://woodfibrelng.ca/about woodfibre/community/community-partnership-program/ 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. 

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