Just in time for Christmas, corporate donations are flowing into the coffers of the My Mountain Cooperative that bought Shames Mountain, which opened for its first season under new management last Friday.
The Prince Rupert Port Authority announced on opening day at the Shames Mountain lodge that it will be donating $50,000 to the non-profit cooperative owning the ski hill.
“My Mountain Co-op has accomplished an extraordinary task in taking over the ownership and operations of the ski area to the benefit of the entire region,” said the Port Authority’s director of Government Affairs and Economic Partnerships, Ken Veldmen.
“My Mountain Co-op has invested in its mountain, and now the Prince Rupert Port Authority is doing its part to invest in our community.”
The Port Authority says the money going to the cooperative is from its Community Investment Fund which is a portion of their profits set aside for funding community improvement projects.
“Shames Mountain is an invaluable asset for a widespread community, contributing significantly to the region’s livability,” said Veldmen.
According to My Mountain Co-op, the money from the Port Authority will go towards buying a new snow grooming machine for maintaining the downhill runs.
Another company from Terrace, Cambria Gordon Ltd. Also made a sizeable donation of $10,250.