$47K for Pilot Mound Courtyard: Community Spaces

June 13, 2019
$47K for Pilot Mound Courtyard: Community Spaces

After five years and more than 100 projects, Co-op Community Spaces is continuing to invest in community projects across Western Canada – including new funding for United Community Arts (Pilot Mound, MB.).

This year, Co-op is providing $46,700 to create a new community courtyard in Pilot Mound, Man., with fruit trees, small garden plots, pond and benches. The space will be used by the community for events, such as art classes, music performances, book readings and gardening workshops.  

The United Community Arts is excited to begin work on their green space renovation project and is grateful to the Co-op for so generously funding their endeavour.  "The area will incorporate walking paths, seating areas, a pond, fruit trees and a vegetable garden. We want it to give back to the community in a variety of ways," said board member Bill Tiessen.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In 2019, the program is providing $2 million to 26 community projects from Vancouver Island to Manitoba. Since 2015, Co-op has donated $8.5 million to 114 projects.

“Co-op Community Spaces aims to bring people together, creating places for everyone and building a lasting legacy that benefits our community into the future,” said Dale Pouteau, General Manager of Pembina Co-op.  “We’re happy to be a contributing partner on projects like this. They reflect the spirit and dedication of the people within our community.”

For more information about Co-op Community Spaces or to view the complete list of 2019 funding recipients, visit www.communityspaces.ca

About Pembina Co-op 

Pembina Co-op is a retail co-operative that proudly serves many communities in Southern Manitoba. with more than 12,000 members — and many more customers — in over 15 communities, with agro centres, home centres, hardware stores, food store and bulk petroleum deliveries, not to mention grain bins and ready-to-move homes. Last year, Pembina Co-op has donated over $70,000 to various community organizations and initiatives and hopes to deliver even more this year.