It was another successful "Fuel Good Day" for Legacy Co-op. On September 15th, ten cents from every liter of fuel purchased at the West Broadway and Palliser Way C-Store locations in Yorkton; the Churchbridge Home & Agro Centre, the Theodore Gas Bar and Kamsack C-Store was donated to local charities. The recipients of this year’s proceeds are The Salvation Army Food Bank in Yorkton, the Churchbridge Curling Club and the Kamsack Outdoor Swimming Pool Project.
“Legacy Co-op chooses to support charities that help the communities they serve, something that is important to the company” says General Manager Bruce Thurston.
A total of $6000.00 was raised, with each charity receiving a cheque for $2,000. This money will be added as part of the Kamsack pool’s Dive-In Campaign.
“Having the support from a local business is very important for us and at this time, every donation that we get, gets us closer to that goal of the Dive-In Campaign,” says Dayna Guertin, Recreation Director. The COOP has made a $2000 donation as well as a grant of $2500 to the pool. “We still have $64,000 left to raise and of course with that we are still accepting donations. No donation is too big or too small and we are issuing charitable donations over $20.”
The total needing to be raised for the pool is $388,000, it will be a complete replacement of the pool with a new accessible pool. This new pool has spray features, a built in toddler area and is accessible with a gradual entry.
“We are happy to be able to continue to raise money and support our local community initiatives, especially with what is going on in the world today.” Says Petroleum Division Manager, Richard Burym. “We have been holding Fuel Good Day since 2017 and Legacy Co-op thanks everyone who stopped by for gas, enabling another successful opportunity to give back to our community.”
About Legacy Co-op Legacy Co-operative Association Limited is a local co-operative that has proudly served Southeastern Saskatchewan for 80 years. Today, Legacy Co-op serves more than 17,500 members — and many more customers — in Yorkton, Kamsack, Churchbridge, Theodore, Ebenezer, Rhein, Langenburg, Esterhazy, Macnutt, Dubuc, where it operates food stores, gas bars, cardlocks and agro centres. Since 2010, Legacy Co-op has returned more than $34 million to its members in cash back and equity, while contributing over $1.5 million to community organizations and initiatives. More information is available at www.legacyco-op.crs .