Ashcroft Legion Branch 113 president Glen Joss (right) accepts a $10

Legion uses Highland Valley Copper donation for building upgrades

Branch 113, Ashcroft Legion, received a welcome $10,000 donation from Highland Valley Copper and Tech Resources Ltd.

Branch 113 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ashcroft, got a late but very much appreciated Christmas present from Highland Valley Copper last week: a $10,000 donation for upgrades to the building.

Through its community investment program, Highland Valley Copper and Tech Resources Ltd.  contribute to non-profit organizations, institutions and initiatives that strengthen our communities in the regions in which they operate.

The Ashcroft Legion has been part of the community for 68 years. The Legion is non-profit, and dues-supported, with no financial assistance from any outside agency. It supports programs through events such as dinners and meat draws and gives grants to  seniors groups, community,  youth, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts.

Their request was for financial support for upgrades to their current facility. Their annual administration costs are limited to 15 per cent which would not cover costs of repairs that were required. They sent a request to HVC for support to make the facility safe for community users such as updating wiring, plumbing, flooring and emergency lights.

Safety is an unwavering value and an inherent part of who we are at Highland Valley Copper. We strive to be a company where “Everybody Goes Home Safe and Healthy Every Day.”

Having an effective safety and health systems in place that provides the foundation for a safe work environment is part of our safety strategy.

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