Co-op partners with Assiniboine Park for 2018

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June 25, 2018
Co-op partners with Assiniboine Park for 2018

(June 26, 2018) Co-op is helping to build a place for everyone in Winnipeg with funding for the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.

The Co-op Community Spaces Program is providing $125,000 to help improve the sports fields at Assiniboine Park. The fields are primarily used for soccer, cricket and ultimate frisbee in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.

“We are extremely grateful for the support from Red River Co-op and the Co-op Community Spaces program for our Sports Fields Renovation Project,” said Kaaren Pearce, Director of Horticulture at Assiniboine Park Conservancy. “The fields are one of the most widely used areas of Assiniboine Park and we’re looking forward to seeing groups of all ages enjoy them for many years to come.”

Co-op Community Spaces is investing in community projects across Western Canada, from Vancouver Island through to Manitoba. The program helps create, protect and improve projects dedicated to environmental conservation, recreation and urban agriculture.

This year, 24 organizations will receive a total $2 million for their community projects. Since 2015, Co-op Community Spaces has donated $6.5 million to 88 projects.

“Co-op Community Spaces is an exciting program that provides another opportunity for Co-op to give back and invest in local projects important to our members,” said Doug Wiebe, CEO of Red River Co-op.

“By supporting projects like this, we’re helping to build and support a vibrant and healthy community where people can come together.”

The giving program is administered by Federated Co-operatives Limited on behalf of more than 180 independent retail co-operatives across Western Canada that form the Co-operative Retailing System.

The complete list of 2018 Co-op Community Spaces funding recipients will be announced later in June. For more information about the program, please visit www.communityspaces.ca.