For six years, Co-op has been helping to build places for everyone – including new funding for Jackman Wetlands Disc Golf Society in Langley, B.C.
This year, Co-op is providing $70,000 to build a covered pavilion at Raptors Knoll Disc Golf Park, located in Aldergrove at Jackman Wetlands Park. The Co-op Community Pavilion will help enhance this popular disc golf course and create a place where communities can truly gather.
“We were so excited to learn we have been selected for funding through the Co-op Community Spaces Program. The new Pavilion will be a great addition to the disc golf course, the park and the community.” said Chris Hartmann, Director of the Jackman Wetlands Disc Golf Society. “It’s also a nice acknowledgement for the well over 100 volunteers, business and organizations that have put in thousands of hours and provided the funding required to create this special space.
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. This includes previous projects such as $60,000 to the Natural Playground upgrades at the Annieville Lions Park in Delta, $90,000 to the Willband Creek Environmental Viewing Platform in Abbotsford, $85,000 to the Chilliwack YMCA Childminding Playground and $72,000 to enhance the Earthwise Agassiz Teaching Farm.
“We’re excited to help fund this pavilion 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 Jack Nicholson, CEO of Otter 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.