Elk Valley Coal Partnership

Elk Valley Coal Partnership

June 27, 2008 12:00 ET

Elk Valley Coal Announces $60,000 Funding for Safe and Environmentally Friendly Playground in Crowsnest Pass

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2008) - Elk Valley Coal Corporation announced today that it is contributing $60,000 to the construction of a state-of-the-art playground in the Crowsnest Pass community of Blairmore, Alberta. The playground will incorporate a crumb-rubber safety surfacing made from recycled-tires making it completely wheelchair accessible. It is similar in design to playgrounds that will be built in the three British Columbia communities of Elkford, Sparwood and Fernie with funding from Elk Valley Coal.

"Elk Valley Coal's contribution will help fund a new playground at the site of Isabelle Sellon School," said Lori Groat, project coordinator, teacher and member of the Isabelle Sellon Parent Council. "The children have been without a playground here for many years and we are excited to move toward a new facility that will encourage healthy activity for children in a safe, fun environment. The generous support that Elk Valley Coal provides makes this project a reality."

"We are proud to contribute to legacy playground projects in the communities where so many of Elk Valley Coal's employees live," said Doug Stokes, Vice President of Operations. "Safe and environmentally friendly playgrounds reflect values that we embrace both on and off the job."

Construction of the new playground will begin this fall.

About Elk Valley Coal Partnership

Elk Valley Coal Partnership is the largest exporter of high-quality steelmaking coal to the international steel industry in the Northern hemisphere. Elk Valley Coal is owned by a partnership between Fording Canadian Coal Trust (TSX:FDG.UN) (NYSE:FDG) and Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TCK.A) (TSX:TCK.B) (NYSE:TCK).

Contact Information

  • Elk Valley Coal Corporation
    Nic Milligan
    Manager, Community & Governmental Affairs
    (250) 425-3335
    Email: info@elkvalleycoal.ca
    Website: www.elkvalleycoal.ca
    Livingstone Range School Division No. 68
    Lori Groat, Project Coordinator
    Isabelle Sellon School Parent Council
    (403) 562-8394