CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2014) -
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On Feb. 20, 2014, UFA hosted a celebration in Spruce View, AB to honour the third-round winners, Spruce View Agricultural Society. At the event, Spruce View community representatives were asked to pay-it-forward and Hand Hills Lake Community Club was named the fourth $50,000 winner in UFA's Rural from the Roots Up - Get 'n' Give Contest.
"Hand Hills was a winner in our eyes because they are truly rural and the project impacts generations of people. The stampede has a deep history and their community centre supports many different groups," said Mitch Hetu, Spruce View Agricultural Society.
The community will use the prize money to realize their long-standing plans for a kitchen addition to their present community club.
"This contest helps create connections between rural communities that embrace the co-operative spirit. It's about people helping people," said Bob Nelson, President and CEO, UFA Co-operative Limited. "We're investing in a clubhouse project, which makes a big impact in the lives of more than 3,000 people in the rural area of Hand Hills. We couldn't be more excited for them."
UFA is awarding five prizes of $50,000 - a total of $250,000 - to projects that support and enrich rural communities. Entries will continue to be accepted for the final $50,000 prize 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 UFA.com.
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