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Jun 9 2022

Coastal GasLink and SMJV present $100,000 legacy donation to new Chetwynd Public Library

Posted by Coastal GasLink

Giving back to the communities along the Coastal GasLink project route is an important part in building our Extraordinary Legacy.

Coastal GasLink and prime contractor, Surerus Murphy Joint Venture (SMJV) have come together to each donate $50,000 for a total of $100,000 to support the construction of the new Chetwynd Public Library.

Last week, representatives from Coastal GasLink, SMJV, the District of Chetwynd and the Public Library came together for a groundbreaking event to mark the beginning of construction on the new library.

Safety has, and always will be, our number one priority when it comes to our workforce, the environment and the communities along the project route. SMJV shares that same value, which is why this donation will contribute directly to ensuring the library is fully equipped with a fire alarm system, exterior and emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and defibrillators.

Coastal GasLink and SMJV present $100,000 legacy donation to new Chetwynd Public Library

Kiel Giddens, Sean Surerus alongside members of the library board and local government


Working with our community partners from the Peace River Regional District and the District of Chetwynd, it’s an honour to be a part of this next chapter for the region. Coastal GasLink’s donation will support emergency management features at the new library. Being able to demonstrate our culture of safety where individuals are empowered to protect and support one another is one of the ways we are looking to leave a legacy here in the community.”

Kiel Giddens
Public Affairs Manager, Coastal GasLink


CGL and SMJV present $100,000 legacy donation to new Chetwynd Public Library

Director Rose from the Peace River Regional District (left) and Kiel Giddens (middle) on stage while Sean Surerus shares a few words

Sean Surerus, Chairman, SMJV said, “It is important to us to leave behind something that benefits the entire community and investing in a library – a place for community to gather rooted in literature and education – aligns well with our organizational priorities around collaboration and engagement. Being able to participate in the funding of the library is a wonderful way to commemorate the legacy of the Coastal GasLink project and its contractors in Chetwynd.”

Our Legacy donations go above and beyond our ongoing community investment initiatives as we strive to leave a legacy in the communities along the project with socioeconomic benefits. Since 2021, we’ve contributed more than $675,000 in Legacy donations across the project route to realize long-term positive outcomes for communities.

This legacy donation at its core is about bringing people together with the creation of a community gathering place. We look forward to seeing this come to life, and to leave a lasting legacy we can all be proud of.