One of Sherritt’s recent initiatives is a multi-year commitment to the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) to optimize safety for pedestrians and cyclists along a key section of The Great Trail in Fort Saskatchewan. The work is being carried out by the River Valley Alliance, which works to increase access to the river valley across the Edmonton metropolitan area.
Sherritt’s gift will help with construction and installation of a new underslung pedestrian walkway and Trail section across the North Saskatchewan River. This hanging walkway will be suspended below a new bridge across the River. Currently, the only option for Trail users to cross is via a busy commuter route used by thousands of vehicles every day.
Our employees live and work in the community, and we feel we are an integral part of it. We are an urban refinery and we strive to be a good neighbour to the people of Fort Saskatchewan, as they have always been good neighbours to us. Many people also use the Trail to commute to and from work. The pedestrian bridge will add connectivity and improve safety for people crossing the river.
We believe strongly in providing benefits that align with community priorities, which include recreational opportunities for all and a safe community that supports physical and mental wellness. Fort Saskatchewan is fortunate to be located in a beautiful area where people of all ages and cultural backgrounds embrace outdoor activities.
“The River Valley Alliance, in collaboration with the Trans Canada Trail (TCT), now called The Great Trail, is all about connecting people to nature, their communities and each other. We have all experienced the physical and mental health benefits of being on a trail enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. Donations from organizations like Sherritt ensure that TCT and other organizations can keep this legacy of one connected trail ongoing for many generations to come.”
– Brent Collingwood, Executive Director, River Valley Alliance