Building on the success of the Surge Narrows community dock project in 2008, MHC was happy to support Quadra Island residents in re-building another access point in Granite Bay. After a year of collaboration between community, Regional District and local businesses, the project is now complete. Below are some kind words for MHC from Jim Abram, Area J Director;
“First on the list (of thanks) has to be Marine Harvest Canada. The people that I dealt with there were so helpful and willing to take on so much in the way of soliciting other donations and in offering services and coordination. James Rogers, Ian Roberts and Owen Green were my main contacts and they were fantastic to deal with. They donated all of the actual float structures, the new flotation billets, the anchoring chains and ropes and all of the associated hardware for the anchors. They also did a great job in helping me to locate other donations such as the trucking, the metal fabricating and the location of appropriate anchors.”
Jim Abram, Strathcona Regional District Director – Discovery Islands/Mainland Inlets
Strathcona Regional District Press Release
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After a year of planning, the Surge Narrows Community Dock (north end of Quadra Island) is complete! A team effort between the Strathcona Regional District, Searoamer Marine Services, DKS Welding, MHC and the Surge Narrows Community made possible the new dock that enables access for locals to their homes on remote islands.
MHC has a long history of supporting this dock that dates back to the early 1990’s. Marine Harvest provided the dock and materials for anchoring. The project was spearheaded by James Rogers, Area Manager for Campbell River South. Other MHC staff involved in the project were Roger King, Owen Green and Fabian McCarty.
A celebration was held on Read Island in June which included a potlatch lunch and a salmon BBQ (farmed, of course!). Check out our website for more information and photos – www.marineharvestcanada.com