The Thank A Retailer contest has come and gone and four small towns are now $15,000 richer. ADAMA’s contest, which was open to all Canadian ag-retailers, required that communities build support online through voting.
Winners for this year include:
- B.C./Alberta region: Olds Fertilizers and Sundre Soil Services will support the Sundre Hospital Futures Committee, which is currently fundraising to build a new hospital in Sundre. (Olds and Sundre, Alta.)
- Saskatchewan region: Horizon Fertilizers will support the Bruno Artificial Ice Committee, which is fundraising to purchase and install an artificial ice plant and system into the Bruno rink. (Bruno, Sask.)
- Manitoba region: SJ Agronomy will donate its prize to the Lloyd Orchard Community arena to help build new dressing rooms.(Miami, Man.)
- Eastern/Atlantic region: M&R Feeds and Farm Supply will support the Muskrat Watershed Council and the Robbie Dean Foundation, two volunteer-led organizations that aim to improve the physical environment and social environment in the Ottawa valley. (Pembroke, Ont.)
“These outstanding retailers make a positive impact in their communities daily. With the support of their customers and ADAMA, they now have the opportunity to give back even further,” says Jodi Starodub, demand creation manager at ADAMA Canada, in a news release.
Since 2016, ADAMA has donated $175,000 to rural initiatives led by locally owned ag-retailers across Canada.