Trans Mountain and the Town of Edson are pleased to announce a Community Benefit Agreement that will see a $300,000 investment from Trans Mountain towards enhancing Vision Park, one of the largest ball diamond facilities in Canada.

“We are committed to providing local and direct benefits to the communities the Project may impact during construction. It’s important that while there may be temporary construction impacts, we also provide lasting positive legacies to communities along our pipeline corridor. We’re excited for the Town of Edson and its visitors to get out and enjoy the new facility additions,” says Siobhan Vinish, Vice President, Public Affairs, Trans Mountain Corporation.

Vision Park in the Town of Edson is more than 67 acres in size.

The Town of Edson operates and maintains the ballpark, which hosts multiple tournaments throughout the year for all ages. The additions to Vision Park will include a new water treatment facility, a tournament room, concession capabilities and washrooms. The new facilities will enhance Vision Park’s reputation as a premier tournament destination.      

“The Town of Edson is very excited to have a great community partner like Trans Mountain. It’s always great when a company gives back to the community that they’re working in,” says Town of Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara. “The additions to Vision Park will make a lasting impact for our residents and allow us to hold more events and create more opportunities for outdoor recreation reflecting Council’s strategic priorities.”

Trans Mountain values the relationships it has built with communities along the pipeline corridor over its more than 65-year history. We have signed Community Benefit Agreements along 95 per cent of the pipeline route, which help fund education and training opportunities, investment in local infrastructure, and park and trail improvement projects.

The Town of Edson is part of Trans Mountain’s Yellowhead construction area that includes about 285 kilometres of pipeline construction and four pump stations. Trans Mountain began construction at three of our pump stations in the area earlier this spring and is currently completing right-of-way restoration through the Town of Edson.