Monsanto Canada Inc.

Monsanto Canada Inc.

November 01, 2007 15:10 ET

Monsanto Canada Inc.: $26,000 in Funding for Rural Curling Clubs in Western Canada up for Grabs

Monsanto Canada launches "Imagine a Better House" Community Curling Club Bursary program

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2007) - Community curling clubs in small-towns across rural, Western Canada will have a chance to secure funding for development projects at their local curling club thanks to Monsanto Canada's "Imagine a Better House" Community Curling Club Bursary.

Monsanto Canada today announced it has set aside six (6) gifts of cash, totaling $26,000 for rural-based curling clubs located in Western Canada that find themselves in need of a little improvement. Cash prizes can be utilized by the winning entrants for anything from building improvements, to new equipment or scoreboards or maybe even a special event to support and promote the sport of curling at the local rink. More information and posters profiling the "Imagine a Better House" Community Curling Club Bursary have been mailed to all curling clubs and local retail outlets across Western Canada.

"Monsanto has jumped into the sport of curling in a big way because we found it has such a great connection to our farm customer base," explained Trish Jordan, public affairs director with Monsanto Canada. "Our sponsorship of major Canadian Curling Association events like The Tim Hortons Brier and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts has been very positive for our company and our customers. But we wanted to find a way to bring that support right down to the small-town curling club level. Our new community curling club bursary is a way for us to give back to the local curling clubs in small towns across Western Canada."

Ensuring your local club comes out on top in the "Imagine a Better House" promotion is easy. Monsanto has developed an on-line application form located at www.monsanto.ca. Applicants just need to click on the "Imagine a Better House" icon and tell Monsanto a little about their club, the community in which it resides and why the curling club is in need of a little assistance. There is even an opportunity to upload a couple of photos to support your case. Applications can also be mailed to the Monsanto Canada head office in Winnipeg. All applications must be received by Dec. 31, 2007 to be eligible.

Once applications close, a group of curling enthusiasts and Monsanto Canada employees will review each of the submissions and rank them based on degree of need expressed by the local curling club and the creativity of the submission.

A total of six cash prizes will be awarded - a Grand Prize of $10,000 will go to the winning entry, with two (2) Second Place prizes of $5,000 and three (3) Third Place prizes of $2,000 also available. Winners will be announced in February at a special event to be held at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Regina, Saskatchewan. All six finalists will be invited to this event.

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the larger global Monsanto family. Monsanto is an agricultural company and a recognized world leader in providing technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. For more information, visit www.monsanto.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media inquiries should be directed to:
    Monsanto Canada
    Trish Jordan
    (204) 985-1005
    Website: www.monsanto.ca