(June 14, 2021) As provinces across Western Canada take steps to re-open, Co-op Community Spaces is funding projects that will help bring our communities back together.
This year, Co-op is providing $30,000 for the Rotary Community Pavilion in Camrose, Alta., to add a covered outdoor shelter where the community can gather, learn and celebrate together.
“We are so thankful to be a Co-op Community Spaces grant recipient for our Rotary Pavilion project. The grant was a huge morale and financial boost for a project long in the planning stage. We are now able to focus on the build and research, writing and design for the historic panels”.
said Shirley Rostad, The Rotary Club of Camrose.
Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. As our community begins to re-open after the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded of the value these projects bring in connecting and improving our communities.
“We are so excited to partner with the Rotary Club of Camrose through the Co-op Community Spaces program. The last 15 months have been very challenging time, and it’s such an honor for our Co-op to contribute to creating a space for residents to safely come back together” explained Carol Rollheiser, General Manager Wild Rose Co-op.
“Investing in our community is central to our values as a Co-op. Partnering with community groups on important projects like this is a natural fit. We are creating beautiful spaces for our community to enjoy now and for years to come.”
In 2021, the program is providing $1 million to 15 communities projects across Western Canada. Since 2015, Co-op has supported 147 projects with $10.5 million in capital funding.
The giving program is administered by Federated Co-operatives Limited on behalf of more than 160 independent retail co-operatives across Western Canada that form the Co-operative Retailing System.
For more information about Co-op Community Spaces or to view the complete list of 2021 funding recipients, visit www.communityspaces.ca.