We’re pleased to support initiatives in the communities where we live, work and do business.
Our funded projects:
Brookfield Fire and Emergency Services
We provided funding for an emergency trailer to help Brookfield Fire and Emergency Services respond to calls and perform community work, as well as funding for six 50-foot lengths of fire discharge hose. We recognize that fire protection, emergency, and safety educational services are essential to Brookfield and nearby communities.
Colchester East Hants Health Centre Foundation
We’ve provided support to the Foundation to help frontline healthcare workers in their tireless efforts to care for Nova Scotians dealing with the impact of COVID-19.
Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund
To help families and communities in Colchester County, we’ve made a donation to the Fund to support immediate and long-term needs, resiliency and capacity building.
The Barking Lot
Alton provided support for the new off-leash dog park at the Stewiacke recreation grounds.
Winding River Consolidated Home and School Committee
Supporting the annual family fun fair that raises money for events, activities and equipment.
A new, natural playground in Stewiacke at Dennis Park, built with the help of contributions from local donors including Alton.
1st Gays River Scouts
The experience of a lifetime took place in the summer of 2017 when Scouts from the 1st Gays River troop attended the Canadian Scout Jamboree. Alton was pleased to support the Scouts attending the Jamboree, held at Camp Nedooae in Elderbank, NS.
Alton has proudly supported the Youth Expo in Brookfield since it started in 2016. The Youth Expo encourages families to enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle through demonstrations, activities and displays. The Expo attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Stewiacke and District Volunteer Fire Department
Alton has funded the purchase of life-saving equipment, including a new rescue boat. Read more on our Safety page.
Canoe to the Sea video
Alton provided support to the Canoe to the Sea Society in 2016 to develop this video in response to a request from the organization. Each year, the Society hosts an annual fun marathon race and recreational paddle on the Shubenacadie River.
Brookfield Whing Ding
The Brookfield Whing Ding approached Alton in 2016 and 2018 to support the fireworks display at the annual family fun event. The Whing Ding is a fundraiser for the Brookfield Athletic Association, which sponsors sports and recreation programs in Brookfield.
Studying the Shubenacadie River
IKANAWTIKET Environmental Incorporated, an Aboriginal environmental educational charity, is studying the Shubenacadie River system. Alton is a supporter of the IKANAWTIKET study, providing funding and a truck to help with sample collection.
Shaping Land & Communities Through Time
IKANAWTIKET Environmental Incorporated
Raising wetlands awareness
IKANAWTIKET in conjunction with the Engineering Department at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture, developed a new portable lab to help explain the value of wetlands and how they work. Alton supported development of the lab which travels to schools and community events in Nova Scotia.