Nanaimo, BC — Mosaic Forest Management announced today that it will match its sales of firewood cutting permits up to a total $20,000 donation to KidSport BC, the provincial chapter of KidSport, a non-profit organization supporting youth sports.
“We’re proud to provide this donation to KidSport BC at a time when local communities are in need,” said Mosaic President and CEO Jeff Zweig. “This funding will support families across Vancouver Island and in coastal communities where we operate, by helping kids stay active and healthy through participation in sport.”
Matching funds were collected by Mosaic through the sale of firewood cutting permits during the 2019/2020 season. Firewood permits give local communities access to affordable firewood for personal use, like heating a home. Every year, hundreds of firewood permits are sold across Mosaic managed forest lands.
Thea Culley, Manager of the KidSport program at Sport BC, said “Mosaic’s generous match donation will have a significant impact in the lives of kids on Vancouver Island and in coastal communities. This support will allow youth, who may not otherwise have the opportunity, to experience the many positive benefits of sport.”
KidSport is a national organization with chapters throughout British Columbia, including in communities across Vancouver Island and on the mainland coast. The organization provides financial assistance to cover registration fees to remove financial barriers that prevent kids from playing organized sport. Since its creation by Sport BC in 1993, over 825,000 kids across Canada have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport funding.
About Mosaic Forest Management Corp.
In November 2018, TimberWest and Island Timberlands affiliated under the management of Mosaic Forest Management Corp. to pursue a range of economic, social and environmental benefits. The affiliated companies have operated on Vancouver Island for over a century, delivering sustainable forest management within their private forest lands and Crown tenure areas. Mosaic employs several thousand people directly and indirectly to achieve the best economic, social and sustainability outcomes from the working forest. For more information, visit mosaicforests.com.
About KidSport BC
KidSport BC seeks to remove the financial barriers to sport participation that face many under-resourced families in British Columbia. Operated as a program of Sport BC, the KidSport program provides grants for individuals to help cover the cost of registration fees. KidSport BC is the BC chapter of KidSport Canada, a Registered Canadian Amateur Association (“RCAAA”) with charitable status (88212 5986 RR0003). For more information, visit www.KidSport.ca/BC.
About Sport BC
Sport BC believes in the power of sport and is committed to building stronger communities through positive sport experiences. Our goal is to enhance and support sport participation in British Columbia ensuring everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Through KidSport BC, BC Amateur Sport Fund, and ProMOTION Plus along with our services Sport BC Insurance, and Payroll and Group Benefits; Sport BC supports our sixty plus member organizations. Keep up to date with our efforts @SportBC.
Director, Government Relations & Strategic Engagement, Mosaic Forest Management
Communication Manager, Sport BC
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