Canfor-Vavenby wins Polar Cup

Company trophy awarded each year to the division that raises the most per employee for the United Way

Canfor executives congratulate the employees at Canfor-Vavenby for winning the company's Polar Cup.

Canfor executives congratulate the employees at Canfor-Vavenby for winning the company's Polar Cup.

Senior Canfor executives congratulate the employees at Canfor-Vavenby for winning the company’s Polar Cup – given for raising the most donations per employee for the United Way of any of the company’s divisions.

Pictured are (l-r, front) Stephen Mackie, senior vice president operations – Canada; Danalee Baker, executive director United Way, Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo; Steve Planeta, plant manager, Canfor-Vavenby; Samantha Braaten, human resources administrator, Canfor-Vavenby and employee campaign coordinator for United Way; Duncan Smith, regional human resources manager, Canfor; (l-r, back) Chris May, quality control, Canfor-Vavenby and David Ash, sawmill supervisor, Canfor-Vavenby (both are on the employee campaign committee).

The event took place during a luncheon for employees on Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the sawmill. The division raised $34,000 for the charity.

 

Polar CupLeft: Canfor’s Polar Cup is given out each year to the division that raises the most donations per employee out of all the company. The trophy is named for the company’s Polar sawmill north of Prince George which began the competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: Danalee Baker (l), United Way executive director for Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo , serves lunch to Canfor-Vavenby employee Hieth Weninger at the sawmill Wednesday, Feb. 24. The lunch was a reward for the division winning the Polar Cup.

Danalee serves Hieth