Fort McKay, Alberta • August 18 2021


Birch Mountain Enterprises LP provides long-term support to Local HERO Foundation

Fort McKay, AB (August 18, 2021) – Birch Mountain Enterprises (BME) and Fort McKay Group of Companies are pleased to announce that they have made a commitment to donate $150,000 in support of the Local HERO Foundation.

“Local HERO Foundation is a remarkable initiative that saves lives and brings both quality, and equality of health care to the most remote corners of this region,” says Chris Wilson, President of BME. “It is a crucial service that deserves all the support we can give.”

Local HERO is the Helicopter Emergency Response Organization, providing dedicated medical evacuation services, 24 hours a day, every day, all across Northeastern Alberta. So far, Local HERO has carried out more than 500 emergency medevac flights.

“At Fort McKay Group of Companies, our mission is to provide diverse services to those who live in our Traditional Territory and to help improve our community,” says CEO Sami Saad. “We can think of no better way to support the health and wellbeing of the residents than by providing Local HERO with ongoing meaningful support.”

By providing reliable emergency health care services by helicopter, Local HERO enables community members to live in traditional ways and in places unreachable by road. BME and Fort McKay Group of Companies are two of Northern Alberta’s most prominent Indigenous-owned businesses and both have made longstanding commitments to the improvement of the region.


For more information, please contact:
Paul Jen
Marketing and Communications