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                                                                                                                                                                    For Immediate Release

July 18, 2017

Caribou Energy Park gives gift of $50,000 towards Gratitude Campaign’s area of greatest need

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Northern Lights Health Foundation is pleased to announce that Caribou Energy Park has made their first donation towards supporting local health care.  Their gift of $50,000 will be allocated to projects within the Gratitude Campaign.

At $16 million, the Gratitude Campaign is the largest under-taking of the Northern Lights Health Foundation’s 32 year history, encompassing eight different projects.  These projects include the creation of new innovative health care spaces and services servicing all stages of life in rural and urban settings.  The Caribou Energy Park $50,000 donation will go towards the area of greatest need within the Campaign, enabling the Foundation to ensure projects are funded as quickly as construction is completed. Each of the eight projects is vital in the community and will ensure world class health care will be available where and when it matters, right here, at home.

Donald Oborowsky, President, Director, Managing Partner of Caribou Energy Park understands that the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre is critical to our community and surrounding areas, “While doing business in the area, providing people and services, we need to remember the many people that come from all over Canada to live and earn, and all the people in the surrounding areas that make Wood Buffalo their home.   Fort McMurray is viewed as the center and requires donor and company funding to provide services with the same level of care offered in other parts of the province.”

The Health Foundation is currently focusing its fundraising efforts on securing the final $4m required for the largest project in the campaign – the creation of Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites. It’s a massive project that will transform the way in which surgery is performed here and will open a world of new local surgical opportunities.

The Northern Lights Health Foundation is honored to be a part of such a generous community.  Without the help from individuals, local businesses and companies such as Caribou Energy Park, these visions would be nothing more than just dreams.  Executive Director of the Northern Lights Health Foundation Cindy Amerongen says,

“The Northern Lights Health Foundation is proud to honour companies like Caribou Energy Park who understand the need for innovation and change and who have made local health care a priority in the community of Wood Buffalo. Thank you so much for your gift” 




Caribou Energy Park


Caribou Energy Park is located in Fort McKay which is approximately 54 kilometers north of Fort McMurray.  Fort McKay First Nation business interests are conducted through a wholly owned Holding Company which oversees seven companies including Caribou Energy Park.  They believe and are committed to ensuring “no harm” to their most valuable asset-people.    They promote personal safety amongst their workforce and strive for excellence in Safety Performance.

About the Northern Lights Health Foundation


Established in 1985, the Northern Lights Health Foundation exists to provide funds to support health care priorities within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The Health Foundation is proudly accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. For more information, visit


About The Gratitude Campaign

The Gratitude Campaign is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of the Northern Lights Health Foundation. The Campaign is comprised of several projects including: Minimally Invasive Surgical Suites, the Multi-purpose ClinicPalliative Care, Community ClinicsHealth Centre Lobby, and  Continuing Care.. For more information, visit




For more information, please contact:

Cristina Lucarelli

Communications and Marketing Officer

Northern Lights Health Foundation

Tel: 780-788-1324  Email:



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