For six years, Co-op has been helping to build places for everyone – including new funding for the Radisson Recreation Association.
This year, Co-op is providing $121,000 to upgrade recreation facilities in Radisson, including improvements to an outdoor pool, hockey rink and baseball diamonds.
“We are so excited to be awarded this grant. Our projects include a new heating system with heat exchanger. This unit will be used for the swimming pool in summer months and the skating rink in the winter season. We will be rebuilding our last ball diamond and upgrading the concession booth, as well as completing the upgrades in the swimming pool building. It has been a roller-coaster of emotion. This grant is huge for our community. We can’t thank-you enough,” said Linda Hosegood, Vice-President of Radisson Recreation Association.
Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In 2020, the program is providing $1 million to 17 community projects from Vancouver Island to Manitoba. Since 2015, Co-op has donated $9.5 million to 132 projects.
“We’re excited to help fund these recreational facilities through Co-op Community Spaces. Investing in our community is a value of our co-op, and we’re proud to be part of this program that’s investing in projects to improve communities across Western Canada,” said Mike Nord, General Manager of Discovery Co-op.
“We’re happy to partner with community groups on projects like this. Together, we’re helping to build into and improve our communities for today and into the future.”
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 2020 funding recipients, visit www.communityspaces.ca.