January 5, 2022

The Communities in Full Colour program at Co-op has been hard at work focused on giving back to as many of the beautiful places in Canada as possible. This past year, in multiple phases, Co-op took to the slopes, and helped give the Wapiti Valley Ski & Board Resort
a well-deserved refresh of their gorgeous community structures.

Beginning in the Summer, members of the Lake Country Co-op, Beeland Co-op, Carrot River Co-op, and Prairie North Co-op gathered to donate wood stain, paints, and their time to bring new life to the Resort’s buildings.

In September, the volunteers and members of the Ski Resort team completed the refresh project.

“It is probably something that we would not have done this year, but it was something that was needed and would had to have been done in the future,” said Dennis Wiebe, Chair of the Wapiti Regional Park Board. “Having to close down in March of 2020 and not operating last season, it has been a difficult stretch. To lose two years' revenue, it is hard to make that up.”

Located North of Melfort, Saskatchewan, Wapiti Valley Ski & Board Resort was the recipient of a large donation of Stain and Paint for their maintenance building and large chalet.

The Communities in Full Colour paint and donation program is designed to provide communities and organizations free cans of paints towards community improvements. Co-op’s focus on giving back involves preservation, beautifying our surroundings, and enhancing areas in need of a bit of TLC.

These are communities and places in which we play. They are where we work, and live. It is our goal to improve the wellbeing and quality of life in these communities. Giving back is at the core of Co-op’s brand and identity. As an organization we support the causes that matter most to our customers, families, and friends.

Paint donation is available to registered charities, registered non-profits, registered community groups, youth sport and recreation associations, and community improvement associations. If your organization or community is interested in being a part of the program, fill out the application form on the Co-op Home website.

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