We’ve always believed in supporting our communities. Many of our local community donations are lumber for different worthwhile causes.  For example, Vanderwell has supplied, and continues to supply, the lumber for the industrial education classes at Roland Michener Secondary School in Slave Lake as well as many  other schools in the local area.

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In the mid-90s, Vanderwell provided major funding for a seniors living facility in Slave Lake and in 1996, Vanderwell Heritage Place opened. Today, this seniors supportive living site continues to meet the needs of our community.

The Allaire Walking Trails are a well used feature in the Town of Slave Lake and all the way out to Devonshire beach. They opened in the mid 1990’s, and are part of the Trans-Canada Trail System. Vanderwell is proud to have been a major donor of crushed gravel for the pathways of the Allaire Trails.

In 2021, Vanderwell donated lumber to a number of organizations; various church building programs in Alberta and Saskatchewan; fire hall projects in Jarvie and Slave Lake; and Gilwood Golf & Country Club, to name a few.  We are pleased to be a part of these organizations success.

Pictured is a donation to the Slave Lake Fire Department for their building projects.

We were excited to be a supporter of  the 2021 Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre’s “Holiday Hamper” and “Santa’s Anonymous” programs.  Thank-you to all our employees that donated toys to Santa’s Anonymous.  We also donated to Christmas Hampers for Elders, and other community hamper, toy and wellness programs.  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

A future event we are supporting is the Slave Lake Thunder U18 Provincial Championship Tournament in late March 2022.  We’re pleased to be a Silver Package Sponsor!




As well as donations to our communities where we work and live, the Vanderwell family has established a foundation that supports worthwhile initiatives in Canada and elsewhere in the world. For more information, email us at

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