TimberWest is honoured to recognize and contribute to five non-profit community organizations for their continued service to the community of Lake Cowichan.

The non-profit organizations receiving donations today volunteered at the TimberWest’s Lake Cowichan firewood lot. The 2016 firewood permit program was tremendously successful and TimberWest is donating its portion of the profit back to the Lake Cowichan community.

“The success of our Lake Cowichan firewood permit program this year allowed TimberWest to donate even more funds to the community, and we love that!” says Domenico Iannidinardo, Chief Forester and VP Sustainability at TimberWest. “As many community members are aware, TimberWest manages these firewood lots, and sells permits for $20. When volunteer groups help manage these firewood lots and sell the permits they get to keep 50% of the profits. This year, close to $8,000 was made in a very short span of time. Today we get to donate our 50% of that profit back to the Lake Cowichan community, and especially honour and recognize the volunteer groups who helped manage the firewood permits this year.”

Since 2013, TimberWest has donated $20,000 to Lake Cowichan community organizations through its 50/50 firewood permit program.

“The non-profit organizations being recognized today have had a lasting, and important impact on all members of our community, from all walks of life, and in various stages of life,” says his Honour Ross Forrest, Mayor of Lake Cowichan. “And with today’s donations, it certainly bodes well for these groups to continue making our community a stronger, kinder, and more neighbourly place to live. TimberWest’s donations are a genuinely neighbourly thing from them to do, and we appreciate their on-going commitment to our community.”

In total, TimberWest donated $4000 to five local community groups: 1st Lake Cowichan Scouts, Cowichan Lake Food Bank, Cowichan Lake Community Services, Cowichan Lake Community Garden; and Palsson School.

“Thank you TimberWest, for the donation, the kindness, and the recognition of our services in front of the entire community of Lake Cowichan,” says Betty Anne Sandar Weberg with the Cowichan Lake Food Bank. “This contribution will help us feed many families in need, and keep us on track with our 2016 donation goals.”

The TimberWest Giving Event took place at the Lake Cowichan Ts’uu baa-asatx Town Square.

For more information on the TimberWest firewood permit program please visit https://www.timberwest.com/our-neighbours-and-communities/.

To learn more about how to give to the local community groups, please visit their websites.

TimberWest has been operating for over 100 years on the BC Coast, and is Western Canada’s largest private timberland company. The Company holds renewable Crown harvest rights to 700,000 m3per year. All its public and private forest lands are third-party certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. TimberWest is privately owned by two leading Canadian pension funds.

For More Information:

Monica Bailey
Director, Communications
TimberWest Forest Corp.
Phone: 250.716.3744

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