Legacy Co-op Donates $50,000

In a recent release, the Legacy Co-op board of directors has announced it will be committing $50,000 towards the Yorkton Exhibition Association’s “Save the Grandstand” project.

Legacy Co-op was formed in 1940, 57 years after what is now called the Yorkton Exhibition Association was organized.

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“We are very proud to partner with the Yorkton Exhibition Association (YEA) as they move forward with the grandstand project”, stated Clark Anderson, Legacy Co-op’s board chair. “We understand the importance of tradition and sustainability in our communities and we know that YEA shares many of the values we have.”

The $50,000 commitment will allow Legacy Co-op the naming rights for the grandstands for a period of five years starting in 2021 when the work to complete the renovations should be completed.

Lori Walsh, project chair stated that “It’s great to have a business like Legacy Co-op partner with us, as they have been a supporter of the Yorkton Exhibition Association for decades, and are always willing to step up when asked for help.”

Sales for Legacy Co-op topped $102 Million dollars in 2019. As a regular business in the Top 100 Businesses in Saskatchewan, Legacy Co-op came in at No. 52 in 2019. “We are experiencing growth in a time when many retails are suffering,” said Anderson, adding that the retail is currently expanding with the construction of a wine, beer and spirits store in Yorkton and improving its offering with the upgrading of the Churchbridge Food Store. Legacy Co-op had a Net Savings of $5,863,000 in 2019. Of that total, $3,850,000 was allocated and paid back

to the members of Legacy Co-op, concluded the release.