Statoil recently donated more than $5,000 to the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism. The money was used to enhance the vegetable and community gardens and develop educational beds.
These beds serve as tools to help educate the public on the benefits of locally produced vegetables. A number of clients working on our site this spring/summer will do much of the work to enhance the grounds. Twenty-seven staff members from the Statoil office visited the centre, helped get the grounds ready, and donated and planted several dozen maple trees. This investment from Statoil helped provide needed materials and will help give six persons with autism the opportunity to build their social and employment skills this summer. The vegetable garden adjacent to The Pantry Café is now called the “Statoil Vegetable Garden.”