A record year for North Island community investment

Respresentatives from the Food Bank

Marine Harvest committed additional funds this fall to help the growing needs of towns and communities on and near Vancouver Island.

B.C.’s largest aquaculture company recently made donations totalling $20,000 to two community projects, the construction of a fieldhouse at the Robron Sport Centre in Campbell River, and the installation of a new screen, projector and curtains at the Gatehouse Theatre in Port McNeill. These donations follow the single largest community investment made by Marine Harvest in Canada, which was a quarter of a million dollars pledged to Port Hardy’s Multiplex pool project in October. Marine Harvest is also continues its annual Christmas giving program which distributes $10,000 between hamper funds, foodbanks and shelters serving the north Island.

Marine Harvest Canada’s Managing Director, Vincent Erenst, said the increase in community investment in 2016 would help address the growing needs of communities.

“We want the towns around our operations to be vibrant places to live and for new employees to be attracted to this area by a high quality of life,” said Erenst. “By investing in local facilities and programs, like reinvesting in our farming systems, we ensure the sustainability of communities where we operate.”