The Town of Edson has signed a Community Benefit Agreement with Trans Mountain.
The agreement will see a $300,000 investment from Trans Mountain towards enhancing Edson’s Vision Park, one of the largest ball diamond facilities in Canada.
The Town of Edson operates and maintains the ballpark, which hosts multiple tournaments throughout the year for all ages. New additions to Vision Park will include a new water treatment facility, a tournament room, concession capabilities and washrooms. The new facilities will enhance Vision Park’s reputation as a premier tournament destination.
“The Town of Edson is very excited to have a great community partner like Trans Mountain. It’s always great when a company gives back to the community that they’re working in,” says Town of Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara.
“The additions to Vision Park will make a lasting impact for our residents and allow us to hold more events and create more opportunities for outdoor recreation reflecting Council’s strategic priorities.”
Siobhan Vinish, Vice President, Public Affairs, Trans Mountain Corporation added, “We are committed to providing local and direct benefits to the communities the Project may impact during construction. It’s important that while there may be temporary construction impacts, we also provide lasting positive legacies to communities along our pipeline corridor. We’re excited for the Town of Edson and its visitors to get out and enjoy the new facility additions.”
Trans Mountain says it values the relationships it has built with communities along the pipeline corridor over its more than 65-year history. The company has signed Community Benefit Agreements along 95 percent of the pipeline route, which help fund education and training opportunities, investment in local infrastructure, and park and trail improvement projects.