SURREY, B.C. — Trucking firm Coastal Pacific Xpress, together with its employees, has donated $50,000 to the Tong Louie Family YMCA in Surrey, B.C. The funds helped the YMCA to undertake a $1.5 million 5,200-square-foot expansion of the facility’s second floor.
“It’s great to see our employees take this kind of initiative for a worthy community cause,” said Glen Parsons, vice-president of marketing and partner at CPX. “Our workers are demonstrating the values that we embrace at CPX, that a healthy body contributes to a healthy mind and a healthy workplace.”
CPX offers YMCA memberships to its employee at no charge. Company workers raised $10,000 of the total, while the company donated the $40,000 balance.
John Woolgar, general manager of the Tong Louie Family YMCA, said, “With improved facilities and a greater range of opportunities for the entire community, we’re fostering the development of active and healthy lifestyles among people of all ages in Surrey and the Fraser Valley.”
The federal and B.C. governments also donated support for the expansion investing $1 million to the project. The expansion will provide increased space for fitness, wellness and community programs, with more equipment and activities for seniors, youth, children and families.
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