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Supporting local business through staff appreciation

Social Committee

As events are still on hold this year, New Afton’s Social Committee moved away from their regular staff appreciation events and relaunched the 2020 employee voucher program. The Committee worked with additional local businesses to provide vouchers to employees to enjoy with their families or core group—a program that aligns with both New Gold’s values and keeps employee safety top of mind.

New Afton was able to support six local businesses, three of which were new to the program.

“While we anxiously await what the new normal will bring and hope for the return of in-person social events at New Afton, it has been a pleasure to work with our creative Social Committee to appreciate our hard-working co-workers and support local businesses that continue to face challenges during this pandemic,” said Lauren Friess, Social Committee member.

Employees had the opportunity to choose vouchers in each category that suited them and their families.

“Your employees are very pleasant, polite and appreciative of their vouchers.  It has been a pleasure dealing with them as well as your team. This whole event has been very well organized, and I thank you very much for the opportunity of doing business with New Gold,” said Margaret Jordens, Summit Gourmet Meats.