Lafarge’s Exshaw Cement Plant continues to look for ways to do better—environmentally, economically, and in the community. We are focused on improving emissions, manufacturing excellence, managing dust, and partnering with our neighbours on community-led initiatives. Here is just a glimpse of the work being done.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

In October, we supported the Exshaw Thanksgiving Community Dinner put on by The Food Crew, a group of Exshaw professional and amateur cooks who volunteer their time to share great food and
company. Lafarge’s support helps keep costs low; any additional funds raised from the event are donated to Exshaw School. we are happy to share our ongoing support for this great, community-led initiative.

Special thanks to The Food Crew: John Montgomery, Kacie Berkenbosch, Justin Backiney, Dylon Allen, Dan and Deb Grady for organizing these events. Also, to the Legion, for providing space and further funding, and the Exshaw Community Association for the use of their community kitchen at no charge.

In 2019, Lafarge’s Community Giving Program continued our support for the Exshaw School, Bighorn Library, Canmore Eagles and the Learn to Read Program, Bow Valley Little League, Canmore Minor Soccer Club, Banff Canmore Community Foundation’s Vital Signs Report, WildSmart, Biosphere Institute, Canmore Museums Rocks & Minerals Program and more.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM:

Each year, Lafarge contributes volunteer time to the community. This summer, Lafarge employees paved the front entrance of the Exshaw Community Association (see photo above).

THE FUGITIVE DUST PLAN:

Additional paving was completed this summer around the EcoDome. Lafarge continues to explore more opportunities for paving and new products that support dust suppression, and plan to pave additional areas of the plant, weather permitting.