At the Pembina Pipelines station near Kola, Pembina served barbecued pork, hamburgers and hotdogs to community members who attended the barbecue on June 28. At the event,area manager for Pembina Trent Forsyth announced donations to groups who serve Virden and area, including a new partnership with Wallace District Fire Department. Over the next three years Pembina has pledged $6,000 in support to be used as needed by the fire department.
Two other groups also recieved funding from the company that figures largely in the oil industry of southwest Manitoba.
"Pembina has committed $2,000 per year for three years to both the food bank and the Fire department. Pembina gave the handi-van a three-year commitment last year plus we raised $510.70 at this year’s barbecue,” Forsyth said.
Virden & Area Handi-Van picks up and delivers within Virden and in the rural area near Virden. It is a non-profit service for seniors and also for mobility disadvantaged citizens.
Pembina is a midstream company that has been around for over six decades. It has grown to become one of Canada’s largest energy infrastructure companies.