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UFA Rural From the Roots Up - Get 'n' Give Contest

UFA Rural From the Roots Up - Get 'n' Give Contest

November 14, 2013 11:36 ET

$50K Paid Forward to Community Project in Foremost, AB

Second Winner Announced in UFA's Rural From the Roots Up -Get 'n' Give Contest

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2013) - Foremost Minor Hockey, Foremost Seniors and Legacy Bridge Committee was awarded the second prize of $50,000 in the pay-it-forward style, UFA Rural From the Roots Up - Get 'n' Give Contest.

In a surprise trip on October 22nd, the Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society located in the Village of Hussar was announced the first winner of $50K from UFA to upgrade their community hall. At a celebration in Hussar on November 13th, representatives from the Hussar Maintenance Society paid forward the gift of another $50,000 to the Foremost Minor Hockey, Foremost Seniors, Legacy Bridge Committee in Foremost, Alberta.

"The greatest gift we can give is to pass on our good fortune to a fellow community in need," says Kathy Dundas, Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society Committee Member.

After being awarded the first prize of $50,000, representatives from the Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society were asked to choose one of the five deserving semi-finalists to receive the second prize. "We were impressed by the unity shown by the Village of Foremost, they had three different projects that all need support in the same village, and so they teamed up as a community to get them accomplished together. Now that's what community is all about!" says Dundas.

UFA will be awarding five prizes of $50,000-a total of $250,000-to projects which support and enrich rural communities. Applications for UFA's Get 'n' Give Contest will continue to be accepted for the remaining prizes. Creativity is important, so make a video, use a photo collage, sing a song or write a compelling story that details how $50,000 would benefit your project. Rural community groups who are located within 200km of a UFA Farm & Ranch Supply store or Petroleum agency are welcome to enter.

For more information, visit UFA.com/GetnGive or follow UFA on social media:

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UFA Co-operative Limited is one of Alberta's most dynamic enterprises. UFA has an unmatched network of more than 110 bulk fuel and cardlock Petroleum locations, 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and 11 Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitter stores. Our employees and independent Petroleum agents strive to provide products, services and solutions to farmers, ranchers, members and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Since founding in 1909, UFA has grown from a small-scale local co-operative into a comprehensive enterprise with $2.1 billion in annual sales and over 120,000 members. While UFA has grown and changed over the years, at our heart remains a commitment to agriculture and to the communities we serve.

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