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Community Well-Being

Community Investment Program

BC Ferries is committed to coastal communities, from maintaining a constant flow of goods and services, to linking families and friends, and attracting tourists to BC’s many unique destinations.
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BC Ferries Sport Experience Program

viaSport logoBC Ferries partners with ViaSport to provide in-kind travel for not-for-profit sport organizations and youth athletes. After an application is approved, BC Ferries provides vouchers for youth athletes travelling to compete in international events, national championships, western Canadian championships, provincial championships or selection camps. Last year, BC Ferries provided $100,000 of in-kind travel to local sports teams. More information »

United Way Campaign

United Way LogoEvery year, BC Ferries’ employees participate in the United Way Workplace Campaign and donate funds that directly support the communities in which we live and work. In the past five years, BC Ferries' employees have pledged more than $360,000 to the United Way. The United Way uses donations to fund a network of programs and services focussed on 'All That Kids Can Be', 'Healthy People, Strong Communities' and 'From Poverty to Possibility'. One person in three is helped by a United Way funded agency or program.

Supporting Sport in our Communities

BC Ferries provides in-kind sponsorship and support through in-kind travel for sports teams in the community including; the Powell River Kings Junior “A” Hockey Club, Cops for Cancer, All Native Basketball Tournament, and BC Bike Race.

BC Ferries Media Charity Golf Classic

In 2017, BC Ferries will host the 12th annual Media Charity Golf Classic. This tournament is Co-Chaired by Global TV’s Keith Baldrey and the Times Colonist’s Les Leyne. It is an opportunity for BC’s top media and business leaders to support charities in our community. Last year, the BC Ferries Media Charity Golf Classic raised $50,000 for the Braefoot Community Association, which supports youth programming and healthy community initiatives. Over the past 11 years, these tournaments have raised more than $550,000 to support family and children’s programs.

PRISMA Festival

BC Ferries is proud to be the title sponsor of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) Festival. The yearly PRISMA Festival in Powell River attracts world-renowned guest artists and top international music students drawing over 5,000 concert-goers from BC and beyond to the daily music events, the symphony and chamber music concerts, master classes and student recitals.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Great Canadian Shoreline CleanupThe Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is an ongoing initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Canada. It is recognized as one of the largest direct action environmental programs, as well as the most significant contributor to the International Coastal Cleanup, in Canada. During Corporate Cleanup Week 2016, 22 BC Ferries teams from 14 points of assembly participated in the cleanup. Together employees collected over 1,500kg of garbage from across 27km of shoreline. BC Ferries is one of the largest corporate teams in BC to partake in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Port of Prince Rupert Noise Monitoring Program

In November 2015, BC Ferries partnered with the Prince Rupert Port Authority and installed noise monitoring equipment to support the Port of Prince Rupert’s Noise Monitoring Program. Instrumentation was installed on site and can been viewed here ».

The monitoring station captures (in real time) noise from Fairview Terminal, Alaska State Ferries, rail traffic and BC Ferries. This in turn helps the Port establish a baseline for future development, perform trend analysis, and identify issues or concerns so they are able to understand and manage appropriately.

BC Ferries is proud to support Port of Prince Rupert’s efforts to develop and grow the Port of Prince Rupert in an economical, safe, and sustainable manner.

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