Pembina Pipeline Corporation hosted a golf tournament for its employees and contractors at the Riverbank Golf Course in Wandering River on Saturday, September 9, 2017. $1,575 was raised during the tournament by individual players participating in various on-course games. The money raised during the event was matched by Pembina for a total of $3,150 being donated to the Spirit of Community Partnerships Endowment Fund at Portage College.
The creation of the Spirit of Community Partnerships Endowment fund will encourage youth to get involved and become engaged within the community through volunteerism, by being role models and contributing back to the community in meaningful ways. Youth will be rewarded with Portage College scholarships in accordance with set eligibility criteria.
“Giving back to our communities is part of our corporate culture here at Pembina,” says Kirk Sutherland, Manager Athabasca District. “We’re pleased to unite our employees and contractors through our annual Contractor Golf Tournament, and raise funds for important education programs.”
Pembina believes that supporting education not only enhances opportunities for people to improve their quality of life but also provides the company with a potential source of trained and educated workers for their workforce. The donation to the Spirit of Community Partnerships Endowment also supports Pembina’s initiatives aimed at community building.
“We are pleased that Pembina is supporting the Spirit of Community Partnerships Endowment and partnering with us to celebrate our youth giving back to their communities.” Said Dr. Trent Keough, President and CEO of Portage College.