Community

Overview

Island Timberlands properties are in proximity of many Vancouver Island and coastal communities. Sustainable forestry is balancing our business with community values.

Here are some examples of our community support:

Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation - 2017 Vancouver Island Tribute Festival

Crohn's and Colitis Canada - 2017 Gutsy Walk

Alberni District Fall Fair

Sayward Bike Rodeo

Qualicum Beach Day

Nature Trust of British Columbia

Brant Wildlife Festival

Cowichan District Hospital Foundation

Port McNeill Logger Sports

Volunteer Nanaimo - Touch a Truck event

Salvation Army Golf Tournament Fundraiser

 

Nanoose Community Services

 

Bow-Horne-Bay Community Club - Lighthouse Country Fall Fair

Qualicum Beach Day vintage fashion show

Thanks again for your support of this very worthwhile community event!

Qualicum Beach Day Organizing Commitee

Sayward RCMP Bike Rodeo

Second Sunday Market Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale - Bowser

We just wanted to thank Island Timberlands again for your generousity. We hosted the Pancake Breakfast and a Garage Sale at the Second Sunday Market at the Lighthouse Community Centre on June 12th with assistance from your sponsorship funds.

We served 362 breakfasts and many more folks were there browsing our garage sale offerings, along with the other vendors’, and enjoying the music. It was our most successful Second Sunday Market event to date raising over $3,100.

Your donation is also helping to raise funds in our ongoing raffle – draw date is Sep 4th – and on our silent auction table at our November 19th ‘Piano Man’ gala.

Thanks again for your consideration and belief in the need for Lighthouse Villa for Seniors, helping seniors stay in their community.

Best regards,

Carol Cannon, Director
Bowser Seniors Housing Society

Canadian Red Cross - Support for Fort McMurray

 

Black Powder Club - Port Alberni

Island Timberlands/West Coast Rangers May buccaneer trophy:

 

San Juan River Salmonid Habitat Stabilization Project

 

Nanaimo Diamonds Fastpitch

 

 

Tour de Rock Fishing Derby - Sayward

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations

Island Timberlands has supported the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations in the development of their tribal park for tourism opportunities.

 

Powell River Salmon Society

Island Timberlands supports the Powell River Salmon Society in their young salmon rearing program.

Sponsorship

Island was a Gold Sponsor to the 2015 Campbell River Pre-Novice Timbits Jamboree.

McLeans Mill - Port Alberni

Island Timberlands donated a “bullmoose” to McLeans Mill in Port Alberni to help them with their heavy lifting jobs for the site. It is a fitting compliment to this regional historic site.

Fundraising opportunities

Island Timberlands has been working with local organizations to provide meaningful and fun fundraising opportunities. Here we have Oceanside Minor Hockey and the Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO) helping clean up bark debris off a local beach.

Fall Festivals

We've been happy to support our local fall festivals in our communities - here ensuring the kids have a fun and safe experience at the Fall Fair for the Bow-Horne-Bay community.

Tour de Rock

The Tour de Rock is a large community event for the Sayward Valley and we've been pleased to be a supporter for the last several years.

Bowser-Horne Lake-Qualicum Bay

Island Timberlands is a large supporter of the Bowser-Horne Lake-Qualicum Bay community's Lighthouse summer festival where they have their own chainsaw carving art competition.

Peewee AA Pirates

Island was very proud to provide sponsorship to the 2014 Island Timberlands Peewee AA Pirates.

Qualicum Beach Days

For our second year, we're proud to support the stage for a line-up of entertainment at Qualicum Beach's annual 'Beach Day' festivities. Congratulations to all those who participated in sharing their talents with the crowd.

Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO)

Island's support of the Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO) this year bolstered the summer camp program, ensuring these children were able to get the experience of going to camp.

Cougar Smith Bike Park - Sproat Lake

Island was happy to contribute to the enhancement of the bike skills park for Alberni Valley residents at Cougar Smith Park on Sproat Lake.

 

17th Annual Transformations on the Shore Chainsaw Carving Competition

Island Timberlands provided materials for the carvers to create their chainsaw masterpieces for the 17th Annual Transformations on the Shore Chainsaw Carving Competition put on by the Campbell River Shoreline Arts Society

Powell River Salmon Society

Island Timberlands has been a continual supporter of fish rearing efforts at the Lang Creek hatchery. We're proud to have helped feed and power these young fish as they make their way to the ocean.

 

Island Timberlands and the Alberni District Secondary School Project-based Learning Program working together on reforestation

Island Timberlands works every year with the ADSS Project-based Learning Program providing real experience of forestry in action - April 2014

Island Timberlands gets Forestry Technology students on the ground

Second year diploma students visiting coastal BC get out to see harvesting and product logistics in action - March 2014

 

Young Professionals of Nanaimo All Sport Challenge

Island Timberlands was proud to sponsor a field at the 1st Annual YPN All Sport Challenge...a fundraising event that included basketball, Ultimate, bowling, handball, soccer, dodgeball and more. All funds raised at the event went to local charities.

Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

Island Timberlands was very proud to support the 2013 Sayward Tour de Rock fishing derby...



Vancouver Island Exhibition 2013

Young Professionals of Nanaimo All Sport Challenge

Local Fall Fairs

Island Timberlands is happy to support the activities at fall fairs around our operations, including Bowser, Horne Lake, Qualicum Bay and Port Alberni...



 

Nanaimo Diamonds Fastpitch

Island Timberlands was proud to be a sponsor of the Nanaimo Diamonds 2001 - U12B Fastpitch team for their 2013 season. The girls had a very successful developmental year.

Bowser Carving Festival

Island Timberlands provided materials to for the carvers to create their chainsaw masterpieces for the 2nd Annual Bowser Carving festival. The carvers and the community sent a big thank you – the wood was awesome!

Shoreline Arts Festival

A Campbell River summertime favourite, Island Timberlands is a significant contributor of material for the carvers to create their masterpieces from. 2013 was another spectacular year at the Shoreline Arts Festival.

Qualicum Beach Days

Pleased to be part of a successful second annual Qualicum Beach Days...

Port McNeill Logger Sports Competition

Supporting the logger sports tradition! Island Timberlands donated the space for this annual world-class competition in Port McNeill.

2013 Nanaimo Breakers Fastpitch

Island Timberlands is proud to support the U18 Midget Boys "Breakers" Fastpitch team...

Arrowsmith Agriculture Association and the Coombs Fair

Celebrating 100 years strong with the Arrowsmith Agriculture Association and the Coombs Fair!

Nanaimo Pirates Minor Baseball

Our second year in support of the Nanaimo Pirates minor baseball team as they rally towards provincials!

West Coast Ranges Rendezvous

Another fantastic year supporting the West Coast Ranges Rendezvous tournament in Port Alberni with our homemade wooden trophy - the "Buckskinner" award...

Sayward RCMP Bike Rodeo

 

Ladysmith and District Marine Rescue Society

 

2013 Island Elite hockey sponsor

Island Timberlands supported Vancouver Island's female Elite team to attend AAA tournaments with the best in the west. Congratulations ladies!

The River Never Sleeps Festival

Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society hosts their sixth annual celebration of salmon - "The River Never Sleeps Festival." We were delighted to support them again this year as they educate those young and old on lifecycles, ecosystems and natural resources management.

 

Vancouver Island Symphony

Island Timberlands is a proud supporter of the Vancouver Island Symphony...

 

Powell River Midget Rep Kings

 

BC Forest Discovery Center - Duncan

Our crew discovered an antique compressor formally used in road building activities. It has been donated to the BC Forest Discovery Center in Duncan for people in enjoy as part of our history for years to come...

 

 

Powell River Chamber of Commerce

  • The Powell River Chamber of Commerce thanks Island Timberlands for its continued support of promoting business success in their community.

 

Port Hardy Oceanside Blues

  • Thanks to Island Timberlands for supporting the third place finish of the ‘Oceanside Blues’ midget hockey team into the Port Hardy Midget Tournament.

Powell River Kings

Island Timberlands is a proud supporter of the Powell River Kings - a community owned and operated junior hockey team and the BC Coastal Champions for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012!

United Way

Island Timberlands is proud to support the United Way in its efforts to enrich Central and North Vancouver Island communities...

Friends of Morden Mine

Island Timberlands donated a used mine site fan from the Nanaimo River area to the Friends of Morden Mine, a non-profit society dedicated to the preservation of the most complete above-ground remains of an historic coal mine on Vancouver Island.

Nanaimo Junior Squash Team

Island Timberlands is proud to assist the Nanaimo Junior Squash Team by providing for coaching staff and court time.

Wood Carvings competition for Nile Creek Enhancement Society

Island Timberlands is proud to support our local communities working with wood creating masterful pieces of art in support of the Nile Creek Enhancement Society (Qualicum Bay).”

Silly Boat Regatta 2012

Thank you to the 'Shiver me Timbers' members who volunteered their time to be part of Island Timberlands' team at the annual popular community event, the Silly Boat Regatta. This event raised over $91,000 (and still counting) for Nanaimo’s Child Development Center.

Festival of Forestry 2012 Tour

Teachers Learn Lessons in Coastal Forestry:
Twenty BC teachers enjoyed the forest as their classroom as they embarked on this year’s ‘Festival of Forestry’ tour based in Campbell River. Over three days, these teachers received a world-class opportunity to learn about everything from managed forests to marmots.
The BC Festival of Forestry is a non-profit organization committed to providing quality professional development experiences for school teachers. These annual, complimentary tours take interested teachers to different resource-based communities in BC. The tours provide an interactive learning experience to enhance teachers’ understanding of the complexities of sustainable forest management issues and to share great ways to bring this information into their classes.
This year, local tour guides from BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Vancouver Island University, Western Forest Products, Interfor, TimberWest and Island Timberlands introduced teachers to various forest ecosystems and active forest management areas from Courtenay to Sayward.
Braving mosquitoes and summer temperatures, the teachers spent three days learning about forest values and how forest professionals strive to strike a balance between the environment, economics and social expectations. One teacher described the experience as “probably the most productive three Pro-D days of my teaching career!”
There were exceptional opportunities to hear the perspectives of First Nations, learn about forest fire planning and management and tree seedling production from local experts in their respective fields, and engage in discussion on the often controversial topic of “forestry”.
Another teacher comments, “this was a fabulous opportunity to connect with inspired colleagues and passionate people from the forest industry.” No matter their job title or employer, it was clear that forest professionals care deeply about their work and want to be involved in providing educational opportunities for the public.
The teachers, some of them career advisors, also gained a sense for the diverse job opportunities involved in forestry – from forest professionals to information managers, biologists to machine operators.
Hands-on, impactful opportunities for people of all ages to learn about our forests is clearly of interest for both foresters and non-foresters alike. This group would enthusiastically agree that the forest makes a wonderful classroom.
For more information on the ‘Festival of Forestry,’ check out: http://www.festivalofforestry.org/Welcome.html
Or contact:
Sandy McKellar sandy@treefrogcreative.ca or Brenda Martin bmartin@abcfp.ca

2012 Sayward RCMP Bike Rodeo

Island Timberlands continues to support bike safety and active lifestyles with the donation of a children's bike at the 2012 Sayward RCMP Bike Rodeo. 

West Coast Rangers May Long Weekend Rendezvous shoot-out - Port Alberni

Island Timberlands is pleased to support the West Coast Rangers, Port Alberni's Black Powder Gun Club, in their May Long Weekend Rendevous shoot-out.  The Top Buckskinner Award - presented to person receiving the score closest to the exact middle of all the scores, is sponsored by Island Timberlands and this year awarded to Anasia Jaynes of Port Alberni.  This year's trophy was made by two fantastic employees of Island Timberlands:  Ally Gibson and Roger deBucy.

Gently Down the Creek program - Port Alberni

Island Timberlands is proud to sponsor the “Gently Down the Creek” program in Port Alberni, providing elementary students with the hands-on learning opportunity on subjects from fish habitat to forest ecology at the Dave Chitty Resource Center next on the McLeans Mill Historic Site.

Alberni District Secondary School - Tree Planting

We did it again! In collaboration with Ryan Dvorak, a dedicated teacher at Alberni District Secondary School, Island Timberlands got out in the field to plant thousands of tree seedlings with high school students from Grade 9 to 11, as part of a local forestry education module.

Young Professional of Nanaimo - Community Gardens

Island Timberlands has proudly supported the Young Professional of Nanaimo in their Community Gardens project through the sponsorship of two garden beds. These beds have been growing food donated to Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.

Nanaimo Pirates Minor League Baseball Team

Island Timberlands supports the Nanaimo Pirates minor league team. The team includes two of our employee’s children; Isabella, daughter to Dave Bortolotto, a log truck driver working out of our Northwest Bay operation and Noah, son to Kraig Urbanoski, area planner for Island Timberlands. The team ranked 4th out of 12 in the tournament where the photos were taken this July.