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Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society


Osprey Nest Move




Art Relocation Project


Sprout Employee Wellness Challenge for

Jessica Brown Memorial Scholarship


the Heart & Stroke Foundation


Alberta Baroque Music Society


Madox’s Warriors




Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation


Northwest Disaster Search Dog



Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)


Walk So Kids Can Talk




Reach Child and Youth Development Society


Stonewall Quarry Days


Sechelt Open House


Lehigh Honey


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Lehigh Hanson Canada Region (LHC) takes its share of responsibility for safety, community and the environment. Every step of the way we ensure we are making products in ways that protect the health and safety of our people, conserve natural resources and habitats, and give back to local communities. We call it Responsibility Mixed In. Focusing on initiatives that support Community, Arts & Education, Environment, and Health & Safety, LHC demonstrates its credo: Working Together To Build Our Communities®. Together with our employees, partners and customers, we continue to offer support where it is needed most – impacting the lives of families and individuals in communities throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Thank you for being part of it!

Chris Ward President, Canada Region 1


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COMMUNITY PARTNERS Alberta Baroque Ensemble Alberta Cancer Foundation Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter American Red Cross BC Cancer Foundation Beakerhead Beausejour Hospital Bloom Buffalo Rubbing Stone Parent Association Burns Bog Conservation Society Business Fore Calgary Kids Calgary Food Bank Calgary Food Bank-CANstruction® Calgary Health Trust Cana Dares J Nicholls Golf Tournament Canadian Athletic Club Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society Jail-N-Bail Capilano University Foundation Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre Delta Hospital Foundation Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture Tour de Delta District 4 Little League Earth Rangers: The Kids’ Conservation Organization Edmonton Down Syndrome Society Edmonton Food Bank Edmonton Meals on Wheels EvenStart For Children Foundation of Calgary Fairview Community Association First United Church -12 Days of Christmas Food Banks BC Foothills Academy Society Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Grace Hospital Foundation Habitat for Humanity Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Heritage Park Historical Village Hope’s Home Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Jessica Brown Memorial Scholarship Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation Junior Achievement Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta Kids Help Phone Kids Kottage Lows In Motion-Parkinson Society Saskatchewan Madox’s Warriors Inc. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Alberta MD Foothills Christmas Assistance Program Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) Movember Canada Northwest Disaster Search Dogs Peace Area Riding for the Disabled (PARDS) Peace River Agricultural Society Reach Child and Youth Development Society Richard Eaton Singers Richmond Youth Soccer Association Ronald McDonald House Charities of British Columbia & Yukon Ronald McDonald House Charities of Manitoba Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Alberta Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington Ronald McDonald House Charities of Saskatchewan Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern and Central Alberta

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska Rotary Run for Life Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Sechelt Fire Department Sherwood Park Ringette Association Sport Central St. Boniface Hospital STARS Stephen’s Backpacks Society for Children in Need Sunshine Coast Volleyball Club Team Westshore Firefighters Combat Challenge Teen Challenge Saskatchewan The Dream Factory The Royal Canadian Legion Manitoba & NW Ontario Command The Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc.-EGADZ Threads of Life: The Association for Workplace Tragedy Family Support University Hospital Foundation University of Alberta Golden Bears Tutoring Fund Variety The Children’s Charity Volunteers of America Western Washington Wellspring Calgary West Sturgeon People Aging in Place Foundation Whalley Little League Willow Park Charity Golf Classic Foundation Winnipeg Humane Society YWCA Calgary

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Lehigh Hanson and its affiliated companies have been leaders in the construction materials industry for over 100 years. As part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the company has an

Our plants and mines make high-quality cement, aggregates,

engineering pedigree that stretches back to the origins of cement

ready-mix concrete and concrete pipe products to the

manufacturing. Our global network has mines, plants, and distribution

highest standards.

networks across Europe, Central Asia, Asia Pacific, Africa, and North America. Lehigh Hanson Canada Region (LHC) leads a group of affiliated companies operating some of the most advanced facilities in the industry right here in Western Canada and Washington and Oregon states.



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We are dedicated to the communities where we live and work. There’s Responsibility Mixed In to everything we do.


Operation locations.

17 LHC-affiliated companies producing aggregate, cement, concrete pipe and ready-mix concrete products.

2460 LHC employees.

40 + Years LHC and affiliated companies have been focusing company giving to local communities and causes.

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THE BUILDERS – SCULPTURE ON THE MOVE Rugged black granite rocks are chiselled and transferred skywards by life-size bronze figures, until they become the smooth, finished blocks

The Builders is a twenty-one feet high sculpture — and very, very heavy. When its home of 30 years at Husky-Trizec’s Western Canada Place was redeveloped, the new owners decided that they wanted to move the artwork from their atrium. Their solution was to put the piece in storage. When the news reached the sculptor — George Pratt — he immediately considered trying to bring it home to Vancouver. Such a substantial mass needed a lot of space, so George thought of Granville Island, and specifically Ocean Concrete’s site. Ocean’s Larry Baloun considered the logistics. He

suggested that The Builders make a slightly shorter journey across Calgary to the Inland Concrete facility in Ramsay. Accordingly, in 2017, the sculpture was brought out of storage and reassembled in Ramsay under George’s careful eye with the help of a large crane. Today, The Builders is highly visible on its new high-traffic site, thanks to the hard work of the team at Inland Concrete.

I should tell you that my efforts to find a new location for The Builders are those of a desperate artist who can see his creation being dashed on the rocks forever. My interest is simply to find new owners who would provide a site where The Builders

at the apex.

could be rebuilt in its original form and where it could be viewed from all around. - George Pratt, professional sculptor in stone, practising in British Columbia, Canada

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REMEMBERING A DAUGHTER Jessica Brown passed away in a highway accident on her way home from work in Gimli, Manitoba in July 2014. Jessica was the daughter of Rick Brown, Transportation Supervisor

I am happy to write about a truly lovely young person, Jessica Brown. Our school has mixed grade “home room-type groups” who meet on a regular basis. As the advisor for our group, I got to know Jessica and her family very well throughout her high school years. Jessica was a quiet, thoughtful, caring person who truly valued positive

with Inland Aggregates in Springfield. To honour her memory, and to

relationships and family. She was a conscientious and

support their colleague, team members at Inland created the Jessica

honest student who always gave her best to all that she

Brown Memorial Scholarship at Gimli High School, where Jessica had

did. She was a loyal friend and liked to have fun and make

graduated in 2013.

memories. She was creative and put a special flair on

outstanding female and male graduating students at Gimli High School. The first recipients in 2015 were Alicia Nazimek and Tyler McFarlane; in 2016, Veronica White and Tanner Schroeder; and in 2017, Madison Burke and William Walker.

projects and things she did in school. I still have a wonderful solar system game she made in grade 9 that I have used as an exemplar for younger students. When she died so suddenly and tragically, it was as if the world lost a colour, and she is remembered with great fondness and truly missed. - Cheryl Bailey, Teacher, Gimli High School



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The $500 scholarship was established in 2015 to recognize the most


17TH AND 18TH CENTURY MUSIC SERENADES DOWNTOWN EDMONTON Some of the world’s most hummable music dates from the Baroque period: some of the most memorable music ever composed comes to us from the period 1600 to 1750.

Support from partners like Inland Concrete enables our organization the opportunity to produce our

In March 2017, concert-goers enjoyed

composers but you’ll instantly know

the ensemble’s Duo Flutes Concert,

the melodies of Johann Sebastian Bach

co-sponsored by Inland Concrete. The

(Brandenburg Concertos), Vivaldi (Four

performance was part of the music society’s

Seasons), and Handel (Messiah). And

annual concert series which brings the music

you can often hear those famous tunes

of the past to the wider Edmonton audience.

emanating from the Robertson-Wesley

In fact, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble was

United Church in Edmonton’s

praised by Vue Weekly magazine as one of

Oliver neighbourhood.

the best music groups in the city.

reasonable so that as many people as possible can attend. - Paul Schieman, Founder and Artistic Director, Alberta Baroque Ensemble

concerts, and to keep our ticket prices

You may not always recognize the

The tradition of live performance in the baroque style is kept alive by The Alberta Baroque Music Society, the non-profit


behind the Alberta Baroque Ensemble.

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When kids are facing time in hospital, they are often scared and confused. What they need most of all is for mom

Seattle, in Washington; Surrey and

and dad to be with them as much as

Vancouver, in British Columbia; and

possible. That’s what Ronald McDonald

Winnipeg, in Manitoba. Employees across

House Charities (RMHC) is all about. They

Canada Region were invited to participate by

offer accommodation that is conveniently

making a donation at Christmas time which

located close to major hospitals and, in

was matched by corporate dollar for dollar.

From all of us at Ronald McDonald House Charities in Western Canada, Oregon and Seattle, we want to thank you for your generous donation in

some cases, RMHC Family Rooms allow

support of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Together we are helping fulfill the mission of giving sick children what they need most … the presence and support of their families. Through contributions like

carers to rest and recharge right inside the

these we continue to be able to

hospital. Elsewhere, RMHC Care Mobiles

support thousands of families each

bring basic medical care to isolated and

year in a variety of ways helping

vulnerable communities.


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RMHC has local chapters in more than 64

at these difficult times. We are

countries and regions around the world. At

grateful for your generous support

least one RMHC core program provides care

and contributions throughout the

for children and their families at 90% of the

system. Thank you.

communities including Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton, in Alberta; Portland, in Oregon; Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan;

top children’s hospitals worldwide. (Ronald McDonald Houses of Charities, rmhc.org)

donated $22,500 to local RMHC

cover a vast amount of their needs

- Tammy Forrester, Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities Saskatchewan

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WALKING THE TALK … FOR KIDS In 2017, kids across Canada reached out for help 82,000 times, calling

When there was no one else to listen, Kids

worries or to seek help in a crisis. Lehigh

Help Phone services are available 24/7 —

Hanson is proud to join other sponsors and

to be heard. The counsellor made me

safe, private and non-judgmental.

community groups who are committed to the

feel wanted, she made me feel how and

health and well-being of the next generation.

what I was feeling was valid. I continued

The company’s enthusiasm reaches from

to call Kids Help Phone once a week and

head office to individuals: Ocean Concrete

it helped so much. I was able to get my

It’s a cause that clearly connects with employees of Lehigh Hanson who partake enthusiastically in BMO’s Walk So Kids Can Talk 5km fun walk. Lehigh employees participated in Vancouver, enjoying a family day out, building community while

sponsored the Vancouver event in May of 2016 and 2017 and employee Rodney Hicks raised over $4,000 on his own in 2017.

I called Kids Help Phone, I just wanted

life on track. Thank-you, you gave me the possibility to see and have a brighter future! - Real kid’s post from kidshelpphone.ca

supporting a vital service for vulnerable young people. The funds raised ensure that phone lines are always open to provide a safe and trusted place for kids to talk about their day-to-day

FAST FACT Ocean Concrete’s Kids Help Phone mixer truck has been making its colourful deliveries throughout the Greater Vancouver area since May 2014.



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the Kids Help Phone line or having a live chat with trained counsellors.

by BMO is an opportunity for thousands of kids, adults, families, schools and corporations from all across Canada to join people’s emotional well-being. Funds raised from the Walk So Kids Can Talk ensure

a very young age for reasons that are still beyond my comprehension.

Phone. I am proud to acknowledge that Lehigh Hanson embraced the

how dark it is. Our goal is to make kids

program and has provided annual financial support, and also installed a

feel empowered so they can find the hope

Kids Help Phone drum wrap on a concrete mixer truck in order to draw

that happen.

immediately personal. Tragically, a childhood friend took his own life at

company’s local leadership, seeking corporate support for the Kids Help

provide a light in the moment, no matter

Lehigh Hanson for your support to make

So Kids Can Talk.

As a result, I became involved in fundraising and also approached the

that the Kids Help Phone can continue to

situations. Thank-you to the employees of

Concrete was asked to consider providing financial support to the Walk The importance of the Kids Help Phone programs and services was

together as a community to support young

to persevere through even the toughest

I was introduced to the Kids Help Phone five years ago when Ocean

year-round support to this important cause while making daily deliveries of concrete in Vancouver. - Rodney Hicks, Business Development Manager, Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

The Walk So Kids Can Talk presented

-Harry Wierenga, Director, BC/Yukon, Kids Help Phone

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CREATING A MORE RESILIENT CANCER CARE COMMUNITY Lehigh Hanson and its affiliated companies have been supporting cancer research and care for many years. We’ve been proud supporters of the Alberta

support centres which offer emotional,

Cancer Foundation’s Campaign for Prostate

practical and restorative services for all

Health and Team Tata’s, Movember Canada

age groups, free of charge and without

and Wellspring Calgary.

referral. The program includes everything

As sponsors of Wellspring’s triWELLathon from 2014-2017, Lehigh Hanson supported


from education to care-giving and self-care

Wellspring Calgary first opened its doors

to expressive arts, movement and meditation.

in 2007. It was the first Wellspring in

a day of wellness activities that raises funds

Lehigh Hanson is fully committed to

to help individuals and families with cancer

Wellspring’s vision — no one should have

who would otherwise be more isolated.

to face cancer alone.

Wellspring is a network of community


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Western Canada and the first supportive cancer care centre of its kind in Calgary. Visit wellspring.ca for more information.

Wellspring Calgary exists and is sustained by our community. We are humbled and proud to be selected by companies whose employees make it a priority to help people impacted by cancer. With one in two Albertans being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, a resource like Wellspring – free to anyone living with any type of cancer at any stage of that journey – is essential, and our services can multiply when individuals and corporations make the choice to offer an annual pledge. Since 2014, the annual gift from Lehigh Hanson has had a significant impact … helping many people manage the physical, emotional and practical challenges that arise during cancer. Thanks to Lehigh Hanson, people can find hope, joy and programs and resources to all who need us. Thank you! - Patti Morris, Executive Director, Wellspring Calgary

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relief in a community that provides




(Reach) opened their 20,000 square feet facility on 47th Avenue in Ladner, British Columbia. Every year, over 1000 children from Delta,

build their new child development centre,

Surrey and Langley will visit here, taking

Lehigh Cement stepped up with $25,000 in

advantage of programs that meet a wide


range of developmental needs, including services for children with autism.

Lehigh Cement was an early supporter of our Building for Children Together campaign. Our shared vision to provide an accessible centre of excellence to the families of children with special needs has come to fruition to benefit the

Since 1959, Reach has been working with

community as a whole. Lehigh Cement’s

local families to bring out the unique abilities

generous donation of $25,000 toward the

As an active member of the Delta

of every child, to maximize their potential.

new Lois E. Jackson Kinsmen Centre for

community, Lehigh Cement has supported

That philosophy is shared by everyone at

Children is greatly appreciated.

Reach since 2006. When the non-profit

Lehigh Cement, especially those employee

launched an appeal to raise $4 million to

families who understand the challenges

- Renie D’Aquila, Executive Director, Reach Child and Youth Development Society

posed by autism. Statistics Canada reports that as children transition from home to school, the number diagnosed with a learning disability grows by nearly 25%. These transition years are key to assessing children, by accommodating those with learning disabilities so they



can reach their full potential. (Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, Prevalence of Learning Disabilities, ldac-acta.ca)

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On February 24, 2018 Reach Child and Youth Development Society


CELEBRATING A HERITAGE SET IN STONE Every year, a parade sets off through the small town of Stonewall, Manitoba. There’s music, street vendors and historical

become Stonewall Quarry Park, with its own

Inland Aggregates started taking visitors on

memorabilia to remind everyone exactly

campground alongside the historic lime kilns.

sell-out tours of their Glacier Quarry in 2015.

why Stonewall got its name — this is a

Stonewall Kinsmen Club developed a

(Lafarge also offer tours of their quarries.)

community literally built on limestone.

man-made lake on the site of a former quarry.

During the tour, Inland employees recount

The story begins back in the 1800s

In 2015, local quarry operators realized

when limestone was first mined in the rural

just how important local history was to the

municipality of Rockwood. Stonewall

community. Inland Aggregates, Glacial,

became a centre for quarrying the material

Borland, Lafarge, Maple Leaf and Standard

that would build the elegant frontages of the

all banded together to create the Rockwood

Post Office, Library and Town Hall. In the

Quarry Producers (RQP). Stonewall Quarry

1960s, Stonewall began to diversify its

Days is now the highlight of the calendar,

economy, adding new industries to the

with fireworks, stickers, balloons, hats and

limestone extraction that gave birth to

prize draws. Kids from nine to 99 enjoy the

the town.

videos of blasting demonstrations and the

But quarrying for stone remains integral to the community’s identity. One of the

the history of the Glacier pit — and look forward to the reclamation and opening of the nearby Oughton pit. Stonewall’s long history of quarrying isn’t over yet.

opportunity to sit in the giant loaders and rock trucks.

abandoned quarries has been beautified to

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT SECHELT As one of the largest employers on BC’s Sunshine Coast, Lehigh Materials in Sechelt knows how to draw a crowd. Its Open House in September 2017 brought

Operating Engineers (IUOE) explain the

together over 1200 people from the

realities of working with complex machinery

surrounding communities, many of whom

at scale. To get up close to that machinery,

have business links with the site or know

Finning arrange access to some of their

one of the 60 employees who do so much

biggest mobile units. Meanwhile, volunteer

to organize the big event.

Harry ‘the Bee Man’ Meier and his wife

From the opening ceremony, with a welcoming song from local shíshálh Nation


Betty, educate the public on the site’s prolific beehive colony.

performers, you sense that there’s not

The highlight of the day for most is a guided

going to be a dull moment all day, with free

tour of the mine itself, from the production

hotdogs, snowcones and a bouncy castle.

facility to the reclamation and biosolids

The Rotary Club of the Sunshine Coast are

areas. SYLVIS Environmental Services are

flipping burgers while Mallory Bromley Art

on hand to explain just how environmentally

sets to face painting with any kid who can sit

aware the mine has become. So much so, it

still long enough. The Lehigh Hanson Safety

has become the location for a real

Team and the International Union of

celebration of community in Sechelt.


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THE SWEET CENTRE OF SECHELT MINE Everyone hoped that the Lehigh Materials mine at Sechelt would be

productive when it opened in 1997.

We have learned a few basics about beekeeping over 15 years from many others in our local beekeeping community, and provincially. As we continue to see the important role these precious pollinators play in our gardens, we enjoy sharing this

But no one would ever have imagined that

the reclamation of the mine where

knowledge with others. Whether meeting up

one of its outputs in 2017 would be 24 jars

new plants, flowers and trees were being

with Lehigh employees, or participating in the

of honey. The production of honey, and the

reintroduced — but the mine’s first hive had

mine’s annual open house each September,

management of the 600,000 bees that make

failed. Harry agreed to give it another try,

it’s lots of fun to share about the little apiary

it, is down to a dedicated husband and wife

with a second hive.

hidden near the roadside and how it benefits

Harry got the colony going amongst some

Harry’s love of beekeeping began in 2002.

blackberries and flowering trees. Now there

While he was repairing glass on a bee farm

are 12 productive hives, protected from

in Gibsons, BC he agreed to take some bees

bears by an electric fence! Harry and Betty

home to start a new colony, as a favour to

tend the bees on a voluntary basis — and

the farmer. Soon he was collecting his own

even conduct guided tours for local children

honey — Harry was hooked.

and adults interested in beekeeping. And,

Many years later, in 2012, Harry ‘the Bee Man’ Meier met the manager of the Lehigh Materials mine. It came up in conversation that pollination by bees had been added to

every year, Betty and Harry bottle some Lehigh Honey for the mine to gift to employees and the local community in Sechelt.

so many of the Sechelt residents. Looking

team: Harry and Betty Meier.

forward to another bee-eautiful season with the bees at Lehigh! - Harry Meier, Apiarist



THE MIGHTY FRASER’S MIGHTIEST FISH In the deep, fast-flowing waters of the Fraser River lurks a prehistoric fish — the biggest by far to be found in BC’s fresh water. The wild Fraser River white sturgeon has

The Conservation Challenge encourages

been under threat for many years, attracting

anglers to ‘catch, tag and release’ the mighty

the attention of conservationists in 1997

white fish, in order to monitor the health of

who formed the not-for-profit Fraser River

the population and to assess its habitat.

Sturgeon Conservation Society (FRSCS)

The event raises funds to maintain the

to save the species from habitat loss and

voluntary project and to upgrade equipment.


Supporting the Society’s activities on the

Lehigh Cement is part of the diverse group of supporters who have gathered under the watchful eye of founding father and honorary chair, Rick Hansen. In 2017, Rick

river is a natural extension of Lehigh Hanson’s land-based stewardship activities, linking it to grassroots community organizations wherever it makes its products.

was keynote speaker at the annual FRSCS Sturgeon Conservation Challenge and Gala, sponsored by Lehigh Cement.

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OSPREYS ON THE MOVE When it comes time to settle down and raise a family, most of us choose a home that looks a lot like everyone else’s. But two osprey in the Winnipeg area broke

Rather than see the birds lose their nest, a

with convention to build their first nest.

plan was hatched with local residents and

Instead of a tree or even a power pole,

birders to transfer it to a nearby power pole,

they opted for a stacker at the Inland

in the hope that the ospreys would stay in

Aggregates plant, in a section known as

the neighbourhood. Inland Aggregates

the CN Operations.

consulted with local community and

For many years the arrangement was perfect. The osprey weren’t interfering with day-to-day operations and the work down below didn’t seem to bother the chickrearing parents. But, in 2015, changing business practices at the plant meant that the stacker would be decommissioned — and the osprey would need to find a new home.



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conservation groups to work out the

FAST FACT Osprey pairs appear to bond at the nest site. In migratory populations, males generally arrive at nest sites before females do, although females will defend sites

logistics. With the help of employees Les

on their own, especially if they have bred

Cels, Don Swistun, Aric Harms and hourly

at a site previously.

staff who pitched in, the nest was

(The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Birds of

successfully moved from stacker to power

North America, birdsna.org)

pole. When the two osprey returned in the breeding season, they took up residence in their old nest, none the wiser. They have continued to return every year to raise their offspring.

Working in and with the communities that we reside to ensure protection of the environment, wildlife, and residents is a fundamental principle of Lehigh Hanson. When approached by the community to preserve the habitat of the Osprey to ensure its survival, Lehigh Hanson embraced the opportunity. - James Kaskiw, Area Manager, Inland Aggregates



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EMPLOYEES TAKE HEALTHY HABITS TO HEART Up to 80% of heart disease could be prevented if we did more to foster healthy, active lifestyles. Lehigh Hanson employees across Canada

personal health goals. With accounts being

took up the task to participate in the 30x30

opened and 30x30 targets set, employees

Challenge: 30 minutes of activity every day

could collect badges, participate in

for 30 days. Everyone who took part would

company-wide challenges and issue personal

be earning dollars for the charity work of

challenges to friends and colleagues. As a

the Heart & Stroke Association of Canada,

group, Canadian employees hit their daily

which has been fighting cardiovascular

goals 3,489 times, earning $17,445 for Heart

disease through research and prevention for

& Stroke Foundation Canada.

60 years. The challenge went out in August 2017, encouraging employees to use Sprout — an interactive wellness platform that tracks

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Madox’s Warriors to me, is a perfect example of putting Lehigh Hanson’s charitable donations to great use. All of our employees in Manitoba are proud to support the Suzio family in their efforts

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) are big words that are hard to understand.

to raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer and ultimately one day find a cure. Whether it be participating in the Superhero Run, annual Kids Dance

Even harder to understand is that a feisty,

Aggregates, Inland Pipe and Inland Concrete

Party or donating our 50/50 proceeds

fun-loving nine-year-old called Madox Suzio

in Manitoba, Lehigh Hanson (LHC) were

from our Christmas party, we are always

would be diagnosed with DIPG — meaning

quick to come on board.

looking for different ways to support

intertwined with a crucial part of Madox’s brain stem. Madox passed in August, 2014.


LHC supports the annual Kids Dance Party, with dancing, silent auction prizes and raffles held every May. LHC is also a key sponsor of

His parents created Madox’s Warriors in

the Superhero Run to Fight Childhood Brain

2015 to honour their son’s fighting spirit —

Cancer held in September. LHC employees

he was their ‘little superhero’. Marco and

are also keen to contribute. In 2017, when

Suzanne were determined to raise

the Superhero Run took place at Kildonan

awareness of DIPG and to fund research into

Park, Chris McQuarrie, Braden Shaw,

childhood brain cancer. In just three years,

Amanda McCaughan, Mike Pfaff, Ed Le and

Madox’s Warriors grew by word of mouth.

Courtney Kehler were joined by their families

Thanks to Madox’s father, who is a

on the 5km course. Since 2015, LHC has

customer of Lehigh Cement, Inland

contributed $7,886.


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Madox’s Warriors. It is a great example of how any region can come together, identify a cause we believe in and find ways to support it with more than just simply writing a cheque. - Chris McQuarrie, Sales Manager, Lehigh Cement

that an inoperable, incurable tumor was

Lehigh Hanson was a Gold Sponsor at the 2017 Superhero Run and had 27 employees registered as participants. Not only does Lehigh support our charity, they also attend and participate in the fundraisers, which makes the relationship that much more special. It is very evident to see the sense of community involvement at Lehigh. Madox’s Warriors is a small, but growing charity and by having the continued support of Lehigh we have developed a great relationship. support of not only Lehigh, but the employees who fight alongside with us and support our cause is fantastic! - Marco Suzio, Madox’s Warriors Inc.

We are not able to fight this battle alone and having the


The Superhero Run To Fight Childhood Brain Cancer takes place in September each year as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The event has grown to 450 participants in 2017 from 270 participants in 2015. (Marco Suzio, Madox’s Warriors Inc.) Building Our Communities | Lehigh Hanson 2017 Community Report




TAKING SAFETY TO NEW HEIGHTS Nothing ranks higher than safety at Lehigh Hanson Canada Region (LHC). LHC’s strong safety culture underpins the

to prevent injury to patients and crew

responsibility every employee and manager

members when lifting stretchers in or out

shares with their colleagues — everyone

of the helicopter.

should go home safe and sound every single day. So it was a natural fit for LHC to become a committed partner of STARS air ambulance service.


LHC was pleased to be able to make a three-year commitment from 2016-2018, contributing $60,000 to retrofit oxygen tank holders for helicopter stretchers. In addition,

FAST FACT STARS currently operates a fleet

Like LHC, STARS is always looking at

LHC supports STARS’ light-hearted Rescue

improving its health and safety regime. It

in the Rockies fundraising event, where

undertakes a voluntary safety audit every

community leaders are ‘stranded’ by STARS

three years, carried out by the independent

helicopters in the mountains with only a

helicopter EMS operations. At any given

Commission on Accreditation of Medical

cellphone to earn a flight back to civilization.

time, the STARS helicopter is the primary

comprised of Airbus Helicopters BK117 and AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters, which have been specially outfitted for

Transport Systems (CAMTS). CAMTS

in-service aircraft at each base and is

recommended that portable oxygen tanks on

available to respond to missions.

stretchers should be secured in tank holders

(STARS, What We Do, stars.ca)


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Hanson’s contribution to STARS. In 2013, my 17-year-old daughter was

As an employee of Lehigh Hanson and being married to a critical care nurse who also does air ambulance flight nursing here in Vancouver, this initiative really hits home for us and is yet another reason I call myself a

transported by STARS to the University

proud employee of Lehigh and the many contributions we give back to

of Alberta hospital in Edmonton. She

the public.

was a passenger in a motor vehicle

- Mike Reynolds, Aggregates Sales Representative, Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

from the truck she was riding in. She ended up with a broken neck and a bleed to the right side of her brain. She walk again. This is a remarkable charity. Thanks, Lehigh Hanson! - Laura Carlson, Plant Administrator, Inland Concrete

was very fortunate that she was able to

This device not only securely attaches the oxygen to the stretcher, but also allows us to attach the tank to the helicopter floor in a manner that safeguards the crew and patient. We are proud that this method of mounting the oxygen tank exceeds our rigorous aircraft certification standards as well as those set out by our international accrediting agency. - Jamey Myers, Clinical Operations Manager for STARS

accident where she was thrown 30 feet

I’m so pleased to hear about Lehigh


HELPING TO BRING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF CARE TO CALGARY’S KIDS Lehigh Hanson has been contributing to the Alberta Children’s Hospital

is at both its most robust and its most

The Foundation works with Alberta Health

of a select few hospitals in Canada with

vulnerable stage. Since illness and injury

Services to provide excellence in pediatric

the expertise and ability to provide

during this critical period can have

health care by investing in infrastructure and

comprehensive services in neurology,

serious lifelong effects, the Alberta

equipment that will have long-term impact.

neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and neuro-rehabilitation.

Children’s Hospital has made brain health a priority and has assembled a team of nationally and internationally

to contribute towards the building of The

In addition, the company supports the

recognized medical, surgical and

Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Calgary

annual Caring for Kids Radiothon where

research specialists.

— the first free-standing pediatric facility to

on-air speakers are sponsored by individual

Thanks to generous support from our

be built in Canada in more than 20 years.

donors. In some cases, the speakers have

community, the hospital is ready to

From 2011-2013, contributions were made

been family members who have needed the

provide nation-leading care and novel

to ACHF for work with the University of

children’s hospital’s special care. Lehigh

therapies which can prevent, minimize

Calgary to find cures and to provide better

Hanson employees have participated in

and even reverse the damaging effects

care for children and families battling cancer.

2007, 2008, 2012 and 2017 by taking calls

of brain-related impairments and disease

In 2015-2017, the focus was on the Brain

and raising funds.

in children.

Health department at ACH, which is one //

Lehigh Hanson Canada Region affiliated companies

- Saifa Koonar, President and CEO of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

In 2002 to 2005, Lehigh Hanson began


During childhood, the developing brain

Foundation since 1996.

I would like to take a minute of your time to say thank you for providing the company the opportunity to be more active within the community here in Calgary. My Operation Manager Mark Southcote, the Spyhill Plant Lead Hand Tom Nelson and myself were able to take part in this year’s Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Radiothon with the planning of Sherry Dimian. We were able to raise in our 4pm-7pm shift close to $1400, not including any possible online donations within the company! During our shift they allotted an hour called “Power Hour” where the teams strived to collect donations to help purchase certain pieces of equipment that the hospital was in need of. We were all able to achieve this goal and they are now able to purchase an upgraded child defibrillator that allows the staff to make sure chest compressions are effective, and also to aid in revival situations and other monitoring purposes. the end of this experience and hope that the company will continue in the future to stay a part of this worthy cause. - Matt Gowan, Shop Foreman, Inland Concrete

Our group felt a sense of accomplishment and pride at

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AT WEEKENDS, CADMAN HELPS K9S STAY SHARP Under normal circumstances, the Cadman mine sites are operating at weekends. You certainly wouldn’t expect to see dogs

and Kevin Copes coordinated an effort to

population there. Cadman is making its

on-site at any time. But that’s exactly

grant access to five sites. Now those sites

contribution to preparing the team if they

what you will see at many Cadman

have become ‘safe’ training grounds for

should ever be called on to help a

locations across the Pacific Northwest:

dogs and handlers preparing for worst-

community faced with such a disaster.

groups dressed in PPE with their dogs

case scenarios.

searching across the landscape.

‘K9s’ and handlers. The realistic terrain

back to a chance encounter in 2016. A

provided by the Cadman sites helps to

member of the non-profit Northwest Disaster

sharpen the skills that would be required in

Search Dogs (NDSD) was driving past the

a real disaster zone. NDSD dogs are trained

Cadman mine at Black Diamond, WA. The

towards FEMA certification — the ultimate

location looked perfect for the recreation of

accolade for disaster search and rescue dogs.

the dangerous earthquake conditions that search dogs must be trained to work in. NDSD’s Training Coordinator, Trudy Cox, was introduced to Cadman’s Safety Officer. Cadman’s Dan Donovan, Randy Gabrielson


NDSD’s two years of training is rigorous for

The explanation for this unusual sight goes


Lehigh Hanson Canada Region affiliated companies


here are a total of approximately 250 T FEMA-Certified Dog Teams in the USA.

Disaster search dogs look for victims buried in rubble but still living.

isaster search dogs can search a 20,000 sq. D ft. rubble pile in 30 minutes.

isaster search dogs can climb 2-story fire D truck ladders.

isaster search dogs use a bark alert when D they find their victim.

The dogs from NDSD provide service throughout the Pacific Northwest but can be deployed anywhere. In fact, the organization was founded in 1992 in response to the 1985 Mexico City earthquake that devastated the

(Northwest Disaster Search Dogs)

K9’s to become accustomed to working on large-scale rubble.

Being able to provide a wide range of training opportunities to NDSD is a great partnership not only for Cadman, but for the Pacific Northwest and for the extended communities

Being able to train at several different locations is a critical

worldwide where these dogs and their handlers may be sent

component when training search dogs as they don’t become

after a disaster. They provide a critical service in the

accustomed to one location. An added benefit is the sights and

aftermath of disaster while providing that ray of hope that

scents associated with real-world heavy equipment. What

things will get better. That dog may be the first thing you see

Cadman offers us is real-world training sites for our K9’s. - Lisa Bishop, Northwest Disaster Search Dogs (NDSD)

if you’re trapped in some earthquake rubble. We are helping to provide the areas and grounds that make that type of training possible. So for me, this is an invaluable relationship. - Dan Donovan, Area Safety Manager, Lehigh Hanson

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at, we would not be able to emulate disaster sites and allow our

Without the use of the sites that Cadman provides for us to train