Left to right: Sharon Strom (Teck), Steve Fairbairn (Director, Elkford Housing Society), Bill Macdonald (Director, Elkford Housing Society), Richard Whittington (Teck), Tammy Ogden (Teck), Denise Bertrand (Director, Elkford Housing Society), Duncan McDonald (President, Elkford Housing Society), Kim Bauer (Vice President, Elkford Housing Society - holding her granddaughter), Robin Sheremeta (Senior VP, Teck), Dean McKerracher (Mayor of Elkford), Joanne McKerracher. (Image courtesy of Teck)

Teck donates $1 million for senior’s housing project in Elkford

The donation will allow the project to proceed following a funding shortfall

Teck has donated $1 million to the Elkford Housing Society (EHS) for the construction of their seniors’ housing project, according to a press release.

“Teck is proud to support the Elkford Housing Society in building much needed seniors’ housing in Elkford,” said Robin Sheremeta, Teck’s senior vice president, coal.

Teck has been contributing to this project since the inception of the EHS in 2018. The mining company initially donated the land for the project, which is valued at around $400,000, the release says. The project will be the first seniors’ housing facility in Elkford, and is the founding initiative of the EHS.

The new $1 million donation from Teck “will allow the project to proceed.”

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Duncan McDonald, president of the EHS, said: “Teck’s in-kind and financial support of the senior’s housing facility has provided our not-for-profit organization with an opportunity, working with additional partner funding, to move forward with our vision.

“This project would not be possible without Teck’s support and will ensure we can build a legacy project in Elkford that ensures seniors can stay in the community, near their families. This will increase the available housing in our community and will contribute to addressing the shortages and lack of dignified housing that is impacting people not just in Elkford but throughout the Valley.”

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