Aggregates Team Helps Make the Sharing Farm Safer

The Sharing Farm Society is a community farm in Richmond BC dedicated to growing food for the local food bank. They have a commitment to sound, organic, and sustainable environmental practices. Approximately 75% of the food at the farm is given to the food bank while certain crop such as garlic are sold and the money donated to the food bank. The farm relies on dedicated volunteers from the community and local businesses; Lafarge employees volunteered to harvest their garlic crop in 2013!

Aggregates help out Sharing Farm in Richmond

Recently, the farm approached Lafarge for help with some of the safety upgrades in their greenhouse. A group of seniors work regularly in the greenhouse to harvest basil and after some discussion it was decided that adding crushed gravel to the floor would do the trick!

Thanks to the generous donation by the Aggregates division in GVA the seniors and other volunteers now have a safer workplace at the farm. With the help of some local firefighters the gravel was in place quickly and their good work continued!

2014 Lafarge Lake

lafarge information booth lafarge lake patioOn Tuesday, July 1st Lafarge Western Canada was out Building Better Communities in Coquitlam BC by hosting this year’s patio and information booth at the Lafarge Lake Canada Day Celebration. The day was filled with music, cake, ethnic & regional food, and fireworks to end the night.

Thanks to the Lafarge Environment BC Regional team for hosting the information booth, which featured displays of the upcoming Mossom Creek Hatchery rebuilding project and the history of Lafarge Lake. Did you know, back in the 1970’s, when Lafarge mined the site, they extracted materials leaving a five hectare void which is now Lafarge Lake. The lake’s maximum depth is 26 ft and is stocked annually with lake whitefish, brown bullhead, cutthroat trout and rainbow trout for the fishing enthusiast.

300 red and white potted begonia plants were handed out, and gone within an hour and a half, not surprisingly. Other giveaways included Rocky balloons, magnets, colouring books and puzzles. Kids were quite excited to see Rocky make a guest appearance and Rocky was equally as happy to pose for pictures and wave on the crowds!

If you would you like to check out Lafarge Lake and Town Centre Park yourself? You can find more information about visiting Lafarge Lake at the City of Coquitlam’s website:

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