Lehigh Cement is actively involved in our local communities. We do more than help build them – we help our communities reach their full potential.
Since 1959, Reach has been working with local families to bring out the unique abilities of every child, to maximize their potential. That philosophy is shared by everyone at Lehigh Cement, especially those employee families who understand the challenges posed by autism. As an active member of the Delta community, Lehigh Cement has supported Reach since 2006. When the non-profit launched an appeal to raise $4 million to build their new child development centre, Lehigh Cement stepped in and donated to their goal. On February 24, 2018 Reach Child and Youth Development Society (Reach) opened their 20,000 square feet facility on 47th Avenue in Ladner, British Columbia. Every year, over 1000 children from Delta, Surrey and Langley will visit here. Read more in our 2017 Community Report.
Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society
The wild Fraser River white sturgeon has been under threat for many years, attracting the attention of conservationists in 1997 who formed the not-for-profit Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society (FRSCS) to save the species from habitat loss and over-fishing. Lehigh Cement is part of the diverse group of supporters who have gathered under the watchful eye of founding father and honorary chair, Rick Hansen. In 2017, Rick was keynote speaker at the annual FRSCS Sturgeon Conservation Challenge and Gala, sponsored by Lehigh Cement. Read more in our 2017 Community Report.
Lehigh Cement Peregrine Falcons
When a breeding pair of Peregrine Falcons claimed the top of Lehigh Cement’s 58 metre (190 foot) high clinker silo in Edmonton in 1992, our employees immediately identified the falcons as endangered and recognized the significance of having the birds on-site. Our team sprang into action to provide the falcons with a healthy habitat: the Government of Alberta has been working to save the Peregrine Falcon since 1975, so partnering with their efforts was the natural approach. Working with Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers, we helped design a shelter box on the plant’s east cement silos. Read more in our 2016 Community Report.
Alderwood Elementary School
As a Title 1 school, Alderwood faces a number of financial and economic barriers to their students’ education. Despite these barriers, the school’s Rock the Salish Sea! concert is held annually for students to work with professional musicians, teachers and peers in a dynamic, musical environment. To help ease the financial burdens in this concert's organization, Lehigh Cement provided a financial contribution. Rock the Salish Sea! hosted over 700 family members and friends. In addition to the concert, Lehigh Cement’s support provided Alderwood’s PTA the ability to award grants for the following:
· Entry fees and t-shirts for the Elementary Spring Choir Festival
· Art supplies for kindergarten classes
· Math games for grade four students
· Entry fees for kindergarten students wanting to participate in gymnastics
· A school-wide non-fiction lending library for teachers
Canadian Cancer Society
Since 2012, Lehigh Cement has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society to join the fight against cancer. Our unique bulker brings awareness, but it’s the driver who tells the real story. The driver of this special truck has fought and beaten cancer.Our one-of-a-kind bulker does more than make deliveries, it drives pride in our West Coast fleet!
For over 25 years, Lehigh has been working with United Way. We take pride in our local roots which makes working with United Way a great partnership – all contributions made stay in the surrounding communities.
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