SAAM SMIT Towage Kissing Their Way Around Vancouver Harbour

Saam Smit Towage Canada will be supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation during the month of February by donating a portion of its’ revenue from each vessel it docks in British Columbia. The company also plans to have various internal employee participation fundraising initiatives.


Canada, February 1, 2016. Saam Smit Towage (SST), a joint venture between SAAM and Royal Boskalis and operating in various locations in the Americas, is thrilled to announce they’re supporting  the Heart and Stroke Foundation during the month of February. For the week of February 8th, the company will make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation for every ship it “Kisses” (assists) in all ports in which it operates in British Columbia.  Two of the companies’ 21 tugs (SST Capilano and SST Tiger Sun) will have a large pair of lips attached to their bow.  Additionally, employees of SST Canada will be encouraged to walk in support of the charity this month, and those partaking in the “Walking Challenge” will receive pedometers in their sponsorship packages.


We are excited to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC & Yukon. Heart diseases and strokes are leading causes of death in Canada and we are happy to play a small part in reducing them, both within our team and for the wider community. The efforts of the Heart and Stroke Foundation align strongly with our core values”, said Frans Tjallingii, President of Saam Smit Canada.


“We’re grateful for Saam Smit Towage Canada’s support,” says Joan Mann, Area Manager, Coastal Vancouver, BC and Yukon for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “We’re happy to see more in the community join in raising awareness about heart disease and working together with us to reach our goal of reducing the death rate from heart disease and stroke by 25 per cent by 2020.”


About Heart and Stroke Foundation:

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery. A volunteer-based health charity, we strive to tangibly improve the health of every Canadian family, every day. Healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Together we will make it happen.