Trans Mountain Celebrates Community Benefit Agreement with the City of Abbotsford
Trans Mountain and the City of Abbotsford are pleased to announce the opening of the new Ledgeview Golf Course Clubhouse. The new clubhouse is a result of a Community Benefit Agreement signed in 2016 for an investment of $1.3 million from Trans Mountain towards the revitalization of the city-owned Ledgeview Golf Course.
“The City of Abbotsford is grateful for the generous contribution from Trans Mountain toward our new Ledgeview clubhouse and we would like to thank the company as well as the Ledgeview Golf Club Society for helping to build this significant community asset. The new banquet facilities and clubhouse add to the legacy of excellence that Ledgeview is known for and will continue to attract residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Henry Braun, City of Abbotsford.
A large part of the revitalization of the Ledgeview Golf Course included a new clubhouse. The clubhouse allows Ledgeview to host national competitions at the already recognized golf course, to host charitable organizations and events to raise money, and to host weddings and special occasions creating lasting memories for residents of Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley.
“We are pleased to support the revitalization of the amenities at Ledgeview Golf Course, which will be an asset to the people of Abbotsford,” said Ian Anderson, President and CEO, Trans Mountain Corporation. “We are thankful for the City of Abbotsford’s support of our commitment to provide lasting benefits to its community.”
The new Ledgeview clubhouse will partner with Joseph Richard Group to provide a next-level dining experience that will set the golf course apart from other courses and benefit the residents of Abbotsford.
“The Ledgeview Golf Club Society, our members, staff and the many golfers who frequent our facility each year are so grateful for the strong partnerships that exist between our society, the City of Abbotsford and Trans Mountain. With the tragic fire that burned our clubhouse down in April 2016 now behind us, we are approaching the 60th anniversary of our Society and are so thrilled to be entering the new era of our great club in a brand-new clubhouse. Our golf club is so rich with history, we look forward to adding to it while building on the longstanding relationships we have with our community partners,” said Travis Oddy, President of the Board, on behalf of the Ledgeview Golf Club.
The goal of the Ledgeview Golf Club Society is to support junior golf, making it accessible and affordable for kids to learn, play and develop valuable life skills, as well as supporting Abbotsford youth through its legacy fund, which provides bursaries to high school graduates to pursue a post-secondary education. In addition, the society supports many local charities, while being a staple for outdoor recreation in the community.
Trans Mountain values the relationships it has built with communities along the pipeline corridor over its more than 65-year history. We have signed Community Benefit Agreements along the pipeline route, which help fund education and training opportunities, investment in local infrastructure and park and trail improvement projects.