The second-ever Staal Foundation Open recently took place in Thunder Bay, Ontario where Resolute operates a pulp and paper mill, as well as a sawmill and a biomass pellet plant in partnership with the Fort William First Nation. We also have two new nearby sawmills in Ignace and Atikokan.
Resolute team was happy to support a community-based cause, not to mention the chance to watch some excellent golf and contribute to the tournament’s chosen charity, The Staal Family Foundation, which supports children and families battling cancer across North America.
Armed with pamphlets, brochures and other informational materials, over 20 Resolute employees manned our expo booth for the duration of the tournament, July 13-19. We shared information on everything from the company’s sustainability performance to our plans for continued investment in the region. A surprising source of conversation involved inquiries from the families and friends of current and retired employees, connecting the dots with colleagues and co-workers they’d heard so much about over the years.
The Resolute volunteers braved just about every kind of weather (except snow!) to answer questions, encourage entries for our amazing “swag bags” and share our stories with the community.
On a more personal note, sponsoring the PGA Canada tour in Thunder Bay was also a great way to connect with colleagues I might not have otherwise met in person. Getting to travel to Thunder Bay and meet our Ontario team was a huge bonus for me, while some of our employees were able to spend quality time with senior managers. What a great week!
Until next time,
Photo 1: Sustainability specialist Stephanie Shumsky (Montréal Office) shares some reading material with one of the many local business owners we work with in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Photo 2: Leeanne Portelance (Thunder Bay mill) checks out the leaderboard for the tournament on Thursday morning.
Photo 3: Left to right – Thursday morning volunteers – Leeanne Portelance (Thunder Bay mill), Dave Klages (Thunder Bay mill), Ashleigh Marchl (Thunder Bay mill) and Bill Smith (Woodlands).
Photo 4: Recent graduate and process engineer Brian Collins (Thunder Bay mill) watched some excellent putting with Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill general manager, Terry Skiffington.
Photo 5: Left to right – Sunday afternoon volunteers – Thomas Quinn (Ontario Woodlands), Steve Watson (Ontario Woodlands), Luana Hill (Thunder Bay sawmill) and Luc Moreau (Thunder Bay sawmill).