CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 14, 2014) -
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Spruce View Agricultural Society was named the third winner in UFA's Rural From the Roots Up - Get 'n' Give Contest and the community will pay forward another $50,000 to one lucky semi-finalist at a special celebration on February 20, 2014 in Spruce View, AB.
In alphabetical order, the five semi-finalists in the running for the fourth $50,000 prize are:
• Armena, AB - Armena Athletic Association
• Hand Hills, AB - Hand Hills Lake Community Club
• La Crete, AB - Commemorating Northern Alberta's Agricultural Centre
• Marwayne, AB - Marwayne Fire & Rescue
• Tees, AB - Tees Agricultural Society
"We've received 300 quality entries from dedicated volunteers for important projects - this demonstrates the widespread need for infrastructure investment in our rural communities," said Bob Nelson, President and CEO, UFA Co-operative Limited. "These community groups, athletic associations and agricultural centres are the lifeblood of our rural communities. The growth and sustainability of their facilities is essential for our communities to stay strong, vibrant and active."
Spruce View's winning application was supported by local superhero Captain UFA, otherwise known as four-year-old Benjamin Box. The community will be using its $50,000 prize to assist with major upgrades to the leaky roof and ventilation system of its Diamond Jubilee Recreation Centre.
UFA is awarding five prizes of $50,000 - a total of $250,000 - to projects that support and enrich rural communities. Applications will be accepted until March 21, 2014. Rural community groups that are located within 200 kilometers of a UFA Farm & Ranch Supply store or Petroleum Agency are encouraged to enter. For more information, visit UFA.com/GetnGive or follow UFA on social media:
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About UFA Co-operative Limited
Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with more than 120,000 member-owners. UFA's network comprises more than 110 bulk fuel and cardlock Petroleum locations, 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and a support office located in Calgary, AB. Independent Petroleum Agents and more than 1,200 UFA employees provide products, services and agricultural solutions to farmers, ranchers, members and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. UFA also owns and operates Wholesale Sports Outdoor Outfitters. With 13 locations and more than 600 employees, Wholesale Sports is the largest multi-channel retailer in Western Canada dedicated to the outdoor industry. For more information, visit www.UFA.com.