On Friday, September 18, ConocoPhillips Canada volunteers made their way to the community of Erlton to participate in the City of Calgary’s 53rd annual Pathway and River Clean-up. As the presenting sponsor for the fourth year, the company’s volunteers could once again be seen in the city’s parks and pathways to help make our city cleaner.

“Despite challenges brought on by COVID, this year’s event was very successful,” said Shelley Forbes, Community Investment coordinator at ConocoPhillips Canada. “We’re proud to work together with the City of Calgary on this important initiative that helps bring Calgarians – including our company’s volunteers – together to clean up our parks and pathways throughout the city.”

Every year, more than 400 kilograms of trash and recycling is removed from nearly 300 kilometres of pathways and riverbanks in the city. There were over 2,000 volunteers across Calgary involved in this year’s event, which spanned the full weekend – instead of the usual one day – to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and mitigate overcrowding.

“This event represents our SPIRIT Values of responsibility and teamwork,” said Ross Stalker, VP of Finance and Shared Services at ConocoPhillips Canada, who participated in Friday’s event. “It’s good to get out and help clean-up this beautiful city of ours!”

Staff at ConocoPhillips Canada volunteer together with fellow Calgarians to help preserve natural habitats and promote environmental management.

“I’m proud to have volunteered for this event,” said Becky Maitland, a Voice and Mobility analyst for ConocoPhillips Canada. “I appreciated the opportunity to head outside for the afternoon with my colleagues to help keep our city clean.”

To learn more about the City of Calgary’s Pathways and River Clean-up, click here.


Each year, as ConocoPhillips Canada staff clean-up garbage and recycling for this event, they are bound to come across some interesting finds. During the clean-up, Robert Albricht, senior coordinator of Environmental Operations for ConocoPhillips Canada, came across this ticket to the Vatican Museums. What are the chances?