On May 5 Calven Swinea, Vice President of Administration, Walter Energy, Inc. presented a cheque for $10 000 to Charissa Tonnesen, President of the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation.
This donation will allow for the hiring of summer student staff, which will enable the Museum’s annual summer programming to continue: Dinosaur Camps for kids, guided tours to the dinosaur footprint sites (including nocturnal lantern tours) and hosting the exhibits in the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery in town.
These programs, in turn, form a vital part of Tumbler Ridge’s bid to become the second Global Geopark in North America, and will be a feature at the all-important
symposium scheduled for July 27–28 in the Conference Centre. The value of this donation to the Museum, the community and the region is therefore highly significant.
Walter Energy has been a consistent supporter of such Museum Foundation projects over the past years, something which has been greatly appreciated and acknowledged.