Marine Harvest commits $250,000 to public recreation in Port Hardy

October 7, 2016 – Port Hardy, B.C.

Marine Harvest has committed $250,000 toward community infrastructure in British Columbia with support for the District of Port Hardy’s proposed Multiplex Project. B.C.’s biggest aquaculture company has pledged this financial support for the construction of a brand new aquatic facility in Port Hardy.

The new complex will complement existing infrastructure that includes an ice arena and meeting facilities. The proposed Multiplex will provide for the recreation needs of all ages within the District and surrounding area.

Marine Harvest supports the District of Port Hardy’s vision of building a strong and vibrant community with facilities that attract and retain workers and families.

Marine Harvest Canada Managing Director Vincent Erenst said the large, one-off investment indicates the level of commitment the company has to the area.

“Like Port Hardy, our company wants to grow, and by investing in this region we can ensure it remains a great place to live – for those living here now and for those yet to arrive. We want to be a part of the excitement that Port Hardy and the surrounding region have to offer.”

Mayor of Port Hardy Hank Bood announced Marine Harvest’s support at a public information meeting held on October 6, stating to the crowd that it was exciting to have corporate support at an early stage of the project.

“With this huge financial boost, we’re pleased that an important employer like Marine Harvest agrees with Port Hardy’s vision of building a strong and vibrant community. The donation from Marine Harvest is not only a financial contribution but recognition that the North Island is an area of viable business growth.”

To learn more about the proposed Multiplex Project, read the District of Port Hardy’s press release available here.