Adopted Trail: Dilemma | Vedder Mountain, Chilliwack
Emil Anderson is a local highway maintenance contractor with a community focused soul. A leader in workplace safety, Emil Anderson Maintenance is known for their efforts to proactively maintain infrastructure, manage incidents and emergencies, and build community and industry partnerships. At their core, Emil Anderson Maintenance’s mission is to keep communities connected. As evidence of this commitment to community mindedness, Emil Anderson Maintenance partnered with FVMBA to sponsor Dilemma on Vedder Mountain. The funds they donate directly impact the community and help enable trail crews to keep the trail in optimal condition for mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.
This commitment to community connectivity has been a long-standing initiative of Emil Anderson Maintenance. The Emil Anderson Group sponsors many local NPOs in the Fraser Valley, including Chilliwack Community Services, Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning, Chilliwack Hospice Society, Hope Curling Club, Chilliwack Bowls of Hope, to name a few.
Whether it’s to bike, hike, run, or simply enjoy the flora and fauna or the great outdoors our local trails provide communities with spaces to simply get away, gather, or physically train. Corporations have taken notice of the vital need for staff to maintain a healthy work life balance. In addition, strong communities enable strong workplaces. With this understanding, Emil Anderson Maintenance supports community projects that facilitate active staff members and connected communities, “multiple employees and their friends and families use the trails for mountain biking and hiking, including,” says James Hayes, Vice President.
With a black diamond rating, moderate physical difficulty rating, T1 hiking, single track trail type, Dilemma is a great trail for mountain bikers, trail runners, and hikers alike. Thanks to Emil Anderson Maintenance for keeping this trail in optimal condition for not only their active staff members to enjoy but all of us who belong to the community.
Whether it’s partnering with community groups, supporting local initiatives, or encouraging employees to be involved in their communities, our goal is to build strong and vibrant communities where we live and work. Giving back to the communities where we operate is part of our everyday culture and the Emil Anderson Group has been doing it for 80 years. It’s all part of being an employer of choice, a good neighbour and a trusted community partner.