NFTRA Proudly receives support from Lafarge for Outdoor Arena Project

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The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) is extremely grateful for the support of Lafarge through their donation of materials to complete our Outdoor Riding Arena Project in December 2014. We have over 90 riders receiving therapy each week from our 9 Equine Therapists.  The lessons are conducted by certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors using the time and talents of over 85 volunteers per week. Lessons at our facility run 6 days a week in the Indoor Riding Arena and now we will be able to expand our programming in 2015 with the New Outdoor Arena.

Our lesson fees only cover about 30% of our annual budget of $290,000. For 2015 we are aiming to create a more financially sustainable organization by expanding our programming beyond riding. Now that we have more space we can create new income streams from boarding horses, meditation with horses/wellness programs and youth at risk empowerment programs.

Thank-you Lafarge for your generous donation of a truck and transfer of arena footing material, along with a donation of tonnage base costs. It is through your support and Murray Giffen’s guidance that we were able to bring this project to life and continue to keep our riders in the saddle!

The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association (NFTRA) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides safe, professional therapeutic equine activities enriching the lives of physically, emotionally and developmentally challenged individuals through social, recreational and national competitive riding programs.

For more information on our programs please visit or call 604-462-7786

Sharolyn Wandzura – General Manager

New Pitt Meadows Quarry/Gravel Pit Notice

Located in the Pitt Poldler area of Pitt meadows, BC Pitt River Quarries is a quarry owned by Lafarge Canada Inc. The quarry has been in operation since the mid 1960’s and was acquired by Lafarge in 2000 with the Warren merger. The existing mine is 54.7 hectares of land with a further 15.8 hectares permitted in December of 2010.

The site is served by both road and water access with roughly 50% by road and 50% by water. The quarry is a major employer in the area with more than 40 employees during peak construction throughout the year. The operation has one of the best safety records in the industry and prides itself on being an industry leader.

The quarry produces very high quality asphalt, ready mix and construction aggregates for the local and Pacific Northwest market places.

The Lafarge has been contributor of the Mossom Creek fish hatchery rebuild, Ryder Lake amphibian crossing and many employee volunteer hours within the Lower Mainland.

Recent News:

There is a new application for a Pitt Meadows quarry on Sheridan Hill in the Pitt Polder area near the Lafarge Pitt River Quarries operation. This application is in no way associated with Lafarge Canada Inc or affiliated companies. Any inquiries about the new Pitt Meadows gravel pit application should not be directed to Lafarge.