Co-op donates $95 K to Wetaskiwin Ag Society

Co-op is protecting, beautifying and enhancing spaces in 21 communities across Western Canada in 2016, including Wetaskiwin.

  • Wed Jun 22nd, 2016 11:00am
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Left to right Arlene Grapentine

Submitted by Wetaskiwin Co-op

Co-op is protecting, beautifying and enhancing spaces in 21 communities across Western Canada in 2016, including Wetaskiwin.

A $95,000 donation from Co-op Community Spaces June 16 will help the Wetaskiwin Agricultural Society build a new multiplex building that will benefit the entire community.

Once completed, the new facility located at the Wetaskiwin Agricultural Grounds will include a boardroom, office, washrooms and a space for local events and organizations to use.

“All of us at Wetaskiwin Co-op are excited to see the Wetaskiwin Agricultural Society Multiplex come to life in Wetaskiwin, where we know it will be enjoyed for years to come,” said Allan Halter of Wetaskiwin Co-op. “When you support organizations and environments that foster community, everyone benefits, which is what Co-op Community Spaces is now doing in more than three dozen communities across Western Canada.”

Far-reaching effects

The Wetaskiwin Agriculture Society is one of 21 community organizations to receive funding from Co-op Community Spaces in 2016. This year’s recipients received $1.5 million from the program, which supports community-based recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture initiatives.

Since launching in 2015, Co-op Community Spaces has supported 37 projects in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia with approximately $2.5 million in project funding. The program is administered by Federated Co-operatives Limited on behalf of the more than 200 independent retail co-operatives that form the Co-operative Retailing System.

For more information about the Co-op community spaces program visit www.communityspaces.ca.