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.
“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.