On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Trans Mountain was pleased to once again sponsor the 29th annual Great Salmon Send-Off (GSSO) held at the Stoney Creek Environment Centre in Burnaby. Along with hundreds of community members, volunteers and elected officials, we were invited to participate in the salmon release at this historic event. As part of a federal “Salmon Enhancement Program”, Coho salmon smolts are released into the stream to raise awareness about Stoney Creek’s urban ecosystem.

Many of the exhibitors participating at the GSSO were educating attendees on the importance of green initiatives and practices that can create substantial progress in protecting the environment. At the Trans Mountain booth, children had the opportunity to create fish crafts by upcycling empty toilet paper rolls. This activity allowed children to see one of the many creative ways of reusing items that are generally considered single-use.

Trans Mountain’s Community Investment Program funds positive legacies in the communities where we live and work. We have participated and proudly supported the GSSO since its inception in 1990 and has contributed to its planning committee since 2008. Stoney Creek Environment Committee (SCEC) has hosted this event for the past 29 years and they remain committed to preserving the watershed of Stoney Creek through community engagement. Trans Mountain is grateful for the ongoing relationship with the GSSO and SCEC, and we look forward to working with them for many years to come.