Husky Energy lends support to Standard Hall project | DrumhellerMail
Last updateFri, 21 Jun 2024 5pm

Husky Energy lends support to Standard Hall project

    Husky Energy boosted fundraising efforts for the new Standard Community Hall on November 1 with a donation of $50,000.
    In recognition of the donation, a compilation of historical pictures and artifacts from the area are to be displayed in the hall and will be named the Husky Heritage Display.
    The Hussar Gas Plant, now owned by Husky Energy, was originally built in 1959 by Tennessee Gas & Oil Co. and was expected to produce for 10-15 years. Now, 52 years later, this field is still producing and has been an integral part of the community of Standard, providing employment to many residents over the years.
    “Supporting the communities where our employees live and work is a core value at Husky,” said Rob Symonds, Vice President of Western Canada Production. “The new hall will be a focal point in the community and with its enhanced disaster centre capabilities and meeting spaces, it will become an even more vital asset to the area.”
    “Our community certainly appreciates the support of the business corporations within the community”, commented Ron Corbiell, chairman of the Standard Community Hall Building Committee. “Our smaller communities really gain from the support of Husky and other oil industry companies both from donations and employment opportunities.”
    This donation brings the total raised to $1,229,482 through fundraising, private and corporate donations and a matching Community Spirit Grant of $21,657.  More government grants can be applied for when a firm completion date is determined for the estimated $2.6 million project.

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