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Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Annual United Way Campaign Raises $315,000

For nearly 50 years, Canfor and our employees have shown incredible support for the United Way through our annual United Way fundraising campaign. This year’s three-week campaign that involved our Canadian operations raised an impressive $315,000.

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Some of the Canfor volunteers at the Nov. 22 Canfor-hosted PG Cougars came from L-R: Lynne Hebert-Boudreau, David Brooke, Captain Canfor who was brought life by Rob Bigham, Mindy Gobbi. 

This total results from a corporate donation of $50,000 and a remarkable employee contribution of $265,000. It is an employee-driven campaign with outstanding results, and I am very proud to see the generosity of Canfor employees – with their donations and time to put together such great fundraising events. Clearly, Canfor employees value the work and impact of the United Way in our Canfor communities.

Each campaign, we run an internal competition to see which location raises the most amount per employee. Congratulations to our Vavenby operation, which took first prize raising $244 per employee, which surpasses last year’s amount. It was impressive to see that nine other locations also increased their participation and contributions from the previous year.

To officially unveil and share our grand total, a group of Canfor employees presented a $315,000 cheque to the United Way on Nov. 22, at the PG Cougars hockey game that Canfor co-hosted along with United Way of Northern British Columbia.

Thank you to everyone who participated through volunteering and/or donating to this year’s campaign. Together, we can all be proud of the positive impact our efforts are having to help those in need and to build even stronger communities.

To learn more about Canfor’s commitment to supporting its communities, see our Community Giving page.

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