On 28 October, Rio Tinto was happy to present three deserving groups with donations from the Donations, Sponsorships and Partnerships program.
Terrace Little Theatre was award a $1000.00 donation to help support their goal of bringing theatre to the local community. Operating for more than 50 years, they are a local non-profit organization in Terrace that runs productions throughout the year.
St. Anthony’s Parent Support group in Kitimat received $5000.00 to help fund the purchase and installation of a new playground at the school. The playground will help support play and outdoor activities that will be not only accessible to the students of St. Anthony but for all children in Kitimat.
The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club was given $2000.00 to aid the club in purchasing a new groomer for the trails at Onion Lake. The ski club is a non-profit charitable organization that supports and manages the Onion Lake ski trails, located halfway between Terrace and Kitimat.
The Charity Runner Goes Half Crazy for the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is a charity run that was held on 25 October in Vancouver and will be held again on 15 November in Las Vegas. Rio Tinto was happy to sponsor Joe Pelletier, from Terrace, with $2000.00 to attend these two half marathons. Unfortunately, Joe was unable to attend the official cheque presentation.
Rio Tinto’s Donations, Sponsorships and Partnerships program contributes to community initiatives like these which speak to their core values of youth, education, health and well-being, environmental stewardships and aboriginal relations. If you would like to learn more about the DSP and how to apply, you can visit their website at www.riotintobcoperations.com