WhiteWater, in partnership with Chimelong, donates 6,000 masks to St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver

Vancouver, BC—WhiteWater is pleased to be able to facilitate the shipment of 6,000 surgical masks, donated from the Su family, who own Chimelong Group Co., Ltd to St. Paul’s Hospital/Providence Health Care in Vancouver.

Last Friday, Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater’s President and CEO, delivered the last of five shipments of masks to Dr. Tracy Scott, a surgeon at St. Paul’s and Providence Health Care’s President of Medical Affairs. This donation is a result of a collaboration between Chimelong, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), and WhiteWater. The attractions industry is a close-knit community, and this occasion highlights how we support each other and our communities.

Having been through the worst of COVID-19 in China, Chimelong found themselves in the position to now help those in North America in their time of need. One of China’s largest attractions companies, Chimelong owns and operates some of the world’s most successful theme and water parks. It was in these water parks that the company and WhiteWater forged a relationship that has now lasted over 25 years. As a result of this friendship, WhiteWater has been able to assist in this noble endeavour.

“WhiteWater is very happy to play a small part in facilitating this donation of masks to Vancouver’s healthcare workers, people who are putting their lives on the line to ensure that the rest of us are safe,” said Chutter.

In the face of dire shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout the world, healthcare workers are in danger of going without proper and adequate protection, making them vulnerable to contracting the virus themselves. Today, the distribution of these surgical masks supports all the frontline workers at St. Paul’s Hospital involved in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in British Columbia. WhiteWater is thankful to the Su Family and TEA for working with us to make this much needed donation possible.

Dawn Kirby