CCS Corporation

CCS Corporation

September 22, 2011 15:30 ET

CCS Corporation and Employees Donate $100,000 to Slave Lake to Complete Hockey Arena

SLAVE LAKE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2011) - The Slave Lake hockey arena is one step closer to opening its doors in October with a $100,000 donation today from CCS Corporation, North America's largest environmental solutions company.

CCS employees across Canada banded together to raise and donate funds to help local residents recover from the devastation caused by the forest fires that swept in and around Slave Lake in May. These funds will go towards completing the North Arena, which is scheduled to open on October 24 with the first senior men's hockey game.

"Hockey is more than a game, it unites communities and promotes teamwork and co-operation," said John Gibson, CEO and president of CCS Corporation. "These are values our employees share with the people of Slave Lake. It has been a difficult few months for everyone dealing with the aftermath of the fires and we hope the arena will help lift spirits and, once again, bring the community together."

CCS will have naming rights to the North Arena, which will host a variety of ice events including house leagues, AA midget level, junior B, senior men's hockey, recreational, old-timer, figure skating and special events such as provincial hockey tournaments.

"We are extremely grateful for the generosity and kindness received from CCS employees. Their substantial donation gave us a huge boost during our recovery and it will also help with the construction of a modern arena facility," said Mayor Karina Pillay-Kinnee. "It's heartwarming to be the recipient of such compassion and I know Slave Lake will rebuild stronger and better with CCS's support."

While the spring forest fires did not impact the hockey arena directly, funds that were originally allocated to finish the arena were redirected due to more immediate needs.

"This generous donation from CCS strengthens this community project and provides a tremendous long-term relationship with CCS and the community," said Karl Hill, director of community services for the town of Slave Lake. "The new multi-recreational facility opening this fall will play a vital role in the health of our community."

As part of its community investment fund, CCS Corporation matched employee contributions of $50,000 to donate a total of $100,000 for this project.

"I am proud of our employees for caring for this community and wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of so many Albertans," Gibson said.

CCS Corporation is North America's largest provider of integrated environmental services to the oil-and-gas sector. Based in Calgary, Alberta, the privately-held company has more than 3,000 employees with operations across Canada and the United States. Through four major operating divisions, CCS provides customers with a unique, integrated proposition that addresses environmental and waste management issues throughout the oil-and-gas lifecycle, from exploration to abandonment. CCS delivers its comprehensive portfolio of innovative environmental and waste management services through a network of state-of-the-art facilities and an extensive array of specialized assets.

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