Nova Chemicals lends a hand

Nova Chemicals lends a hand

Repaired

The pirate ship in Our Backyard playground should be “much more sea-worthy for any local pirate” after receiving some needed attention

The pirate ship in Our Backyard playground should be “much more sea-worthy for any local pirate” after receiving some needed attention last Thursday and today by crews from Nova Chemicals participating in United Way’s Day of Caring. Justin Elkjer, Brad Rogers, Adam Roth and Graham Hetherington spent eight hours last Thursday repairing and refurbishing the front end of the ship. A second crew was due today to paint and stain, reported Ann Faulk, executive director of kcs Association.

“This has been a special gift for all the children from kcs, Playgroup Society, Child Care Society, Helping Hands Playschool and community members who use the playground. The ship was getting pretty bad due to weather and vandalism this summer.”

The United Way campaign is one of the ways Nova Chemicals “lends a hand” to improve overall quality of life in our Central Alberta communities, according to a news release from the company. The Day of Caring program is “a great opportunity to provide a community service and increase awareness of the agencies and the many valuable services they provide in our communities. Nova Chemicals has been recognized as the largest combined employee and corporate contributor to United Way of Central Alberta for the last several years.”