A number of BC communities have adopted Wood First Commitments in support of the Wood First Act as a way to build and expand their wood culture.
The City of Armstrong has been a strong supporter of wood use in its civic projects for a number of years, with the completion of its new swimming pool as the most recent showcase of wood, and a civic arena as one of its first. "In 2005, we constructed, with provincial and federal funds as well as our partner the Township of Spallumcheen, the “highest content” wood arena in Canada. Wood WORKS! BC coached us in the design of the arena, which showcased the forestry industry in the Okanagan with significant support from local mills and remanufacturers,” explains Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper. “Our community is proud to be supporting the Wood First Initiative of the provincial government.”