WINNIPEG, MB--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) - Richardson International Limited is truly invested in building stronger communities across Canada by supporting community projects and funding local initiatives. In 2016, Richardson donated $1.45 million to support 72 community projects across Canada. From new splash parks and playgrounds to upgraded emergency rescue equipment and town halls, a detailed list of projects funded in 2016 is attached.
"At Richardson, investing in our communities is an important part of our business -- not only as a company, but as a good neighbour," says Curt Vossen, President and CEO of Richardson International. "We're proud to help make a difference by supporting projects in the places that our customers and employees call home and that the whole community can enjoy."
Richardson has a long legacy of giving back to help build stronger communities across Canada. Through the Richardson Foundation, the giving arm of James Richardson & Sons, Limited and affiliated companies, Richardson donates well over $1 million each year to support a wide variety of community projects and organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which Richardson operates.
"Raising money for much-needed community projects in many rural areas can be a challenge," says Vossen. "It is our privilege to partner with local groups that are working hard to enhance their community by donating those extra funds needed to help make their project a reality."
If you know of a community project that requires funding, please submit a detailed written proposal outlining the scope, budget, community support, funding and impact of the project for consideration to your local Richardson or Richardson Pioneer location. Based on recommendations from these locations, proposals are reviewed by the Board of Trustees of the Richardson Foundation, which meets three times a year.
Richardson International is proud to be truly invested in Canadian agriculture. As Canada's largest agribusiness, Richardson is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing. Based in Winnipeg, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. Richardson has over 2,500 employees across Canada and the U.S. and is one of Canada's Best Managed Companies.
PROJECTS SUPPORTED IN 2016:
- Calmar & District Ag Society and Curling Club
- Champion Skating Rink Association
- City of Wetaskiwin Fire Services
- Colinton Community Club
- Coutts Fire and Rescue Association
- Friends of East Wheatland
- Gwynne School Parent Association
- Irvine School
- Kingman Recreation Association
- Manning Playground Society
- Mayerthorpe Curling Club
- New Norway & District Recreation Board
- Readymade Community Association
- Smoky Lake Spray Park Committee
- The Carmangay and District Fire Protection Association
- Dawson Creek Curling Club
- Baldur Recreation Centre
- Beausejour Community Hall Inc.
- Belmont Volunteer Fire Department
- Crystal City Lions Club
- Glenboro Minor Ball
- Grosse Isle School
- J.A. Cuddy School Parent Advisory Council
- Pelican Lake Ag Society
- Post Road Heritage Group Inc.
- Shoal Lake Splash Park Committee
- Starbuck Recreation Association
- Stony Mountain Community Association
- Swan River Splash Park Committee
- Taylor Elementary School Parent Advisory Council
- Watson Crossley Museum
- Westbourne Longburn Community Club Inc.
- R.M. and Rec of Lakeshore
- Aberdeen Rec Complex
- Bengough Parks & Recreation Board
- Burstall Community Hall Commission
- Canora Junior Elementary School
- Clair Community Hall Committee
- Poplar River Community Park Inc.
- Eatonia Memorial Arena
- Edenwold School Community Council
- Glaslyn & District Rec Board
- Herbert Fire Department
- Humboldt Public School
- Kamsack Volunteer Fire Department
- Kelvington Curling Club
- Kenaston Community Recreation Board
- Kindersley Fire Department
- Langham Skate Park Committee
- Lashburn CN Sportsplex
- Margo Volunteer Fire Department
- Marysburg Centre of the Arts
- Town of Morse
- Muenster Playground Project Committee
- Neville Recreation Board
- Norquay Communiplex
- Preeceville Arena Board
- Radville-Laurier Regional Park
- Rose Valley District Volunteer Fire Department
- Rosthern Volunteer Fire and Twin Rivers Rescue
- Southey Fire Department
- Springside Lions Club
- St. Dominic School Playground
- Torquay Community Club
- Town of Wilkie
- Valley Christian Academy
- Village of Lang Community Rink
- Wadena Curling Club
- Warman Minor Softball Association Inc.
- Wilcox Parents Committee
- Windthorst Playground Committee
- Wood Mountain Recreational Club