Finning Canada Announces Three-Year Sponsorship of Allan Brooks Nature Centre Finning Canada, the Cat® dealer in B.C. and across Western Canada, is proud to announce a three-year sponsorship with Allan Brooks Nature Centre, a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for youth and families to gain a greater awareness and understanding of the rich natural history and resources of the Okanagan region.
Allan Brooks Nature Centre, which holds a valley-wide reputation as a leader in environmental education, land-use planning and habitat stewardship, gains support from Finning Canada to continue expanding its activities at the Nature Centre. Allan Brooks has recently created a Grasslands Theatre for 150+ people and added a unique live bird-of-prey program to the schedule that allows all-ages visitors to experience the thrill of getting up close to some of nature’s top predators.
The sponsorship is part of Finning Canada’s ongoing commitment to support the communities they operate in. Finning Canada joins Nixon-Wenger LLP as Osprey sponsors, Bannister Honda and Ex Nihilo Vineyards as Red-tail sponsors, and Kal Tire as Golden Eagle sponsor of Allan Brook Nature Centre.“Finning Canada is pleased to partner with the Allan Brooks Nature Centre by supporting science-based education programs to help inspire young minds and build awareness and respect for our natural environment,” says Scott Wakefield, Finning branch manager, Vernon.
Allan Brooks Nature Centre executive director Aaron Deans says, “It is tremendous for us to receive the support of Finning Canada. The alignment of our organizations reaffirms the relevance and value of building community and increasing public interest and appreciation of nature and keeping it in our future.” Finning Canada’s sponsorship provides Allan Brooks with operational funding support to deliver youth and family-focused nature educational programming at Allan Brooks Nature Centre, which during the past year engaged a record 2,865 children on-site and over 12,000 off-site at events throughout the Okanagan region.
For more information on a variety of programs offered by the Nature Centre see:
About Allan Brooks Nature Centre
Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society is a not-for-profit Canadian charity (89064 9742 RR0001) located in the grasslands above Vernon, BC. ABNCS is focused on providing
residents and visitors firsthand opportunities to see and learn about the Okanagan’s unique and diverse natural history through views, experiential programs and information displays that showcase the natural areas and features of the region.
Finning Canada is a division of Finning International Inc., the world’s largest Caterpillar
equipment dealer. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Finning Canada sells, rents and
provides customer support services for Caterpillar equipment and engines in British
Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and a portion of
Nunavut. They serve a diverse range of industrial markets, including mining, forestry,
construction, pipeline/oil field construction, agriculture, government sector, marine,
transportation, fisheries, and the commercial transport industry.