What matters to you, matters to us
Whether it’s partnering with community groups or supporting local initiatives, our goal is to build strong and vibrant communities along the Coastal GasLink route. As we plan, construct and operate the pipeline, TransCanada will remain committed to investing in initiatives that enable communities like yours to thrive.
Since announcing the project in 2012, Coastal GasLink has invested in the following initiatives:
- Breakfast Club
- Hope Air
- Northern Environmental Action Team
- Pacific Salmon Foundation
- Dawson Creek Kindness Meters
- Chetwynd Communications Society
- Chetwynd Medical Centre
- Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation
- Canada Winter Games, Prince George
- Prince George Naturalists Club
- Bear Lake Beautification Project
- Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre
- Vanderhoof Arena – Sunday Family Skate
- Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Society, Vanderhoof
- Nechako Environment & Water Stewardship Society
- Fraser Lake Playground
- Fraser Lake Fire Department
- Burns Lake Baker Airport Rehabilitation
- Houston Hikers Society
- Houston Search and Rescue
- Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue, Smithers
- Terrace Rotary Splash Park
- Terrace Community Foundation – Founding Donor
- Terrace & District Community Service Society
- Clean Up Kitamaat/Kitimat campaign
- Kitimat Fire Department
Read more about some of our latest community investments:
Making a ‘splash’ in Terrace.
We were pleased to contribute $50,000 to the Rotary Clubs of Terrace and Terrace Skeena Valley for a new splash park in Terrace.
“When TransCanada gave us word they were donating $50,000 towards the Rotary Splash Park, we were thrilled, and it completely changed our outlook. Once complete, the Splash Park is going to be a destination to many young families and visitors of Terrace and surrounding areas. It means so much to us to have a corporate sponsor believe in our dream and our community.”
–Kelly Gingles Chair and Lisa Novich, Vice-Chair of the Rotary Splash Park
Burns Lake Baker Runway Rehabilitation project
We contributed $30,000 to an important restoration project in Burns Lake. With many years of wear and tear, the surface of the airport runway has deteriorated, and needs a ‘face lift’.
“The Baker Airport is a vital asset to our community. Our residents rely on it for medical evac services as well as forest fire protection and emergency services. Resurfacing the runway will ensure the continued safety of the Lakes District and we are very grateful to the funders for their support.”
–Luke Strimbold, Mayor, Village of Burns Lake.
Fraser Lake playground equipment
The Village of Fraser Lake received an important boost from Coastal GasLink with an investment of $29,000 in new playground equipment. The playground upgrade intends to support family activities by providing accessible community infrastructure for residents at White Swan Park, where many families gather. Check back in the coming weeks for the video and to see the impact the playground is already having.
“Change” is happening: Dawson Creek’s Kindness Meters
We’re pleased to support the City of Dawson Creek with sponsorship of kindness meters, and matching meter donations made by the community (up to $10,000). Check out the meters at four locations – the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts, the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre, Memorial Arena and the Alaska Highway House Art Gallery. “I could not be more pleased with the continuing support of TransCanada and their engagement within our community. In April of 2016 the City of Dawson Creek and TransCanada launched an amazing project: the Kindness Meters. These meters have been a huge success thus far raising funds for local community groups and the City looks forward to working with TransCanada for the years to come.”
–Mayor Dale Bumstead
Since 2014, TransCanada has sponsored 450+ classroom seats for B.C. students, preparing them for projects like Coastal GasLink.