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Strengthening our Communities – Keyera announces two new funding partnerships


June 2014 

Keyera recently announced two new partnerships in Drayton Valley region as part of its Community Investment program.  Through these initiatives, Keyera is partnering with the Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council and the Drayton Valley Community Foundation to provide multi-year support for youth outdoor education and other community development opportunities. 

Keyera's three year commitment to Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council’s youth education initiatives will help fund the Wonders of Wetlands and Introduction to Outdoor Survival programs. These programs offer students the opportunity to enjoy hands-on outdoor education experiences in Eagle Point Provincial Park and the Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area.

In partnership with the Drayton Valley Community Foundation, Keyera will also be establishing the Keyera Endowment Fund.  With the establishment of this Endowment Fund, Keyera is reinforcing its legacy of giving by providing long-term financial assistance for community organizations in Drayton Valley on an ongoing annual basis.
“We believe that the strength of our business reflects the strength of our communities,” said David Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer of Keyera. “With over 300 employees who live and work in the region, Keyera is proud of the active role that we play in Drayton Valley community.  We are excited about these new partnerships and the opportunities they create for us to continue to enhance our ongoing support for the Drayton Valley community.” 

Keyera supports organizations and projects that meet the needs of the community and reflect its business goals and company values. Keyera has a long tradition of investing in the communities that we call home. The company’s Corporate Community Investment program is centered around giving to four areas: Youth and Education, Community Enhancement, Environment and Health and Wellness.

About Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council

The Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council (Parks Council) is a mature, seasoned, and highly efficient non-profit organization that cooperatively manages two protected areas along the North Saskatchewan River with Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation: Eagle Point Provincial Park and Blue Rapids Provincial Recreation Area. The Parks Council utilizes a creative and innovative approach towards community-based park and recreation planning, funding and management.

About the Drayton Valley Community Foundation

The Drayton Valley Community Foundation, incorporated in 1994, is a registered charitable Foundation that accepts donations to establish permanent endowment funds for the Drayton Valley community. It is creating a community savings account. The Drayton Valley Community Foundation works with donors and the community to transform individual dreams of helping others into reality. Drayton Valley Community Foundation’s mission is “to cultivate a culture of giving and to build and manage resources to enhance our community.”