Lafarge’s Exshaw Cement Plant continues to look for ways to do better—environmentally, economically, and in the community. We are focused on everything from education initiatives to partnering with our neighbours on community support and outreach. Here is just a glimpse of the work being done.
DIGITAL ROCKS & MINERALS PROGRAM BEING DESIGNED
Lafarge and the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre are exploring options on how to offer the Lafarge Learning: Alberta Rocks & Minerals Program online because of COVID-19 safety precautions. Launched in the Bow Valley in 2016, this is a popular program for grade three students. The partnership is preparing a digital library of videos and objects to be downloaded by teachers for students to learn more about local geology, natural resources and to inspire them to be future engineers and miners.
LAFARGE PROVIDES SANITIZER DURING COVID
To support local communities during COVID-19, Lafarge donated hand sanitizer to Heart Mountain Store, Stoney Nakoda First Nation and the Banff YWCA.
PLANT NEWSLETTER GOING ONLINE
Lafarge is moving its Plant Newsletter online (mostly). Each issue will have a small print run available in the community at select locations, including the library. Home delivery will be discontinued. We urge any
community member looking for updates on our day-today operations and special projects to sign up for future email newsletters at lafargeexshaw.ca.
COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM CONTINUES
Each year Lafarge contributes funding to a range of community organizations. In 2020, we are proud to support: Exshaw School, Bighorn Library, Canmore Eagles and the Learn to Read Program, Bow Valley Victim Services, WildSmart, Biosphere Institute, Canmore Museums & Geoscience Centre and more.
TRAIL SIGNAGE TO BE INSTALLED
Lafarge designed and printed trail signs to be installed along Exshaw Creek to direct pedestrians and cyclists toward bridges and away from active mining areas. Please respect these signs for safety reasons.