January 19th, 2021

Castle. Mtn. hosting Australian wildfire fundraiser

By Kalinowski, Tim on January 25, 2020.

Tim Kalinowski

Lethbridge Herald


Castle Mountain Resort will be holding its annual Australia Day today, but will change things up a bit to raise some relief funds to help those suffering the effects of the devastating wildfires in the Land Down Under.

“If you have been to a ski resort anywhere in British Columbia and Alberta, you often find a number of Australians that have come to Canada for the winter or multiple winters to work at a ski resort or in the hospitality industry at large, and Castle is no exception,” explains Castle Mountain Resort sales and marketing manager Cole Faucett.

“We have dozens of Aussies here at the resort, and we have always celebrated Australia Day, which usually takes place around the same time each year in late January.

“This year maybe having a little more significance than others as a result of the devastating wildfire action they are experiencing.”

Castle Mountain will be partnering with Australia-based Benga Mining Ltd. and its Canadian subsidiary Riverdale Resources in the Crowsnest Pass to make a meaningful contribution to the Australian Red Cross to help the wildfire relief effort, says Faucett.

Benga-Riverdale will donate $1 for every visitor who comes to the resort today on top of Castle Mountain’s own pledge to match any private donation registered through its Guest Services on Australia Day.

As part of its Australia Day festivities guests will be treated to a few Aussie delicacies such as Tim Tams, Aussie-style burgers and meat pies. Those partaking of the luncheon will have the opportunity to make a voluntary donation for the meal, which will also be given to the Australian Red Cross, confirms Faucett.

Those heading to Castle Mountain Resort for Australia Day today can expect great weather – with temperatures hovering around the -1 C mark and a mix of sun and cloud.

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