2022 Co-op Community Spaces recipients

For eight years, Co-op Community Spaces has been creating places where communities can gather, learn and grow. We’re committed to investing in the communities we serve because communities are at the heart of what makes us Co-op.

This year, we’re providing $1 million to support 13 projects that will help protect, beautify and improve spaces in these local communities.

British Columbia
They will revitalize an aging park and its facilities, including the clubhouse, community kitchen and ball field. They will also improve the parking lot to make it more accessible for all members of the community. (Hornby Island Athletic Association).
Children of all abilities will be able to access an upgraded playground, including a new surface, near the Duck Pond. (Kinsmen Club of Lake Cowichan).
A new outdoor rink will ensure the entire community can take part in lower cost activities like hockey, ringette, basketball and other activities. (Wolf Creek School Division).
Members of the community asked for a playground and this funding will help it become a reality. A “Prairie to Parkland” theme will honour natural heritage at this spot for children to climb, play and interact. (Waskasoo Community Association).
A beautiful covered outdoor twin-rink facility will allow the community to host tournaments, community events and markets year-round. (Active Communities Alberta Society).
A new outdoor space near the exhibition grounds will encourage people to gather with the addition of a fire pit area, walking paths and a water feature. (Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association).
The pool will receive upgrades so the aging facility can continue to operate and provide recreation for people in the community. (Bengough Municipal Parks, Recreation and Cultural Authority).
A new outdoor space dedicated to STEAM learning for students will allow for hands-on learning experiences, and can also be used by the public outside of school hours. (Horizon School Division).
The community centre will be the home of free programming for low-income people in the area, including lessons on gardening and food security, art classes and cultural activities. (Saskatoon Riversdale Community Collective).
A new multi-sport court next to the existing pool, playground and campground will be the only sport court within a 50 km radius and will provide new recreation opportunities for the people in the community. (Town of Milestone).
A brand-new play structure for the school, where there currently isn’t one, will be used daily by more than 375 kids at the school and in the community. (Neepawa Middle School Parent Advisory Council).
Replacing an outdated and dangerous playground structure with a new space that will be accessible for all will ensure children in the school and community have a safe place to gather and play. (Sunrise Education Fund).
The first phase of a functioning urban community farm will offer food production skills and support long-term food security for the community. (NorWest Co-op Community Health).

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