Giving back to our communities
At Tundra, we are committed to giving back to our communities. Through the Richardson Foundation, we are proud to help support projects in communities where we work and live.
Tundra Oil & Gas Place
With Virden’s aging recreational facilities reaching the end of their useful lives, the Town of Virden held public consultations to assess the needs of the community and region. The result was the idea to build a large multi-use facility that would replace older facilities and provide recreational options not available to residents in the area. Construction on the new complex began in March 2010 and was completed in June 2011.
Through the help of Tundra Oil & Gas, its staff and the Richardson Foundation, more than $1.5 million was donated to the construction of the community recreation centre. Tundra’s investment in this project stems from our presence in the Town of Virden, and our desire to encourage community participation.
The 1,204-seat arena at Tundra Oil & Gas Place boasts an NHL sized ice surface and provides a comfortable environment with climate control. It is home to the local minor hockey and local figure skating programs. The centre includes a walking track, meeting facilities, banquet hall, and a gym. The facility is also home to the annual Virden Indoor Rodeo, which was named Manitoba Tourism Event of the year in 2015.
West Souris River Conservation District
Since 2007, Tundra Oil & Gas has been involved with the West Souris River Conservation District and the education and awareness initiatives they offer throughout the southwestern Manitoba area, where Tundra has many operations.
In 2015, we announced the continuation of our support of their Energizing Environmental Education program by committing to another four-year funding agreement.
The West Souris River Conservation District offers programs that deal with Education (both adult and youth), Youth Initiatives and Environmental Issues. These are all programs that Tundra, as well as the Richardson Foundation, deem very important for the long-term sustainability of our environment.
Since 2010, Tundra Oil & Gas through the Richardson Foundation has donated $120,000 toward the purchase of Zambonis in Reston, MB; Virden, MB; and St. Lazare, MB.