Congratulations to Discovery Nature Sanctuary just east of Winkler for receiving a gift of $60,000 to go towards a education centre through Co-op 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 the Pembina Valley Conservation District.
This year, Co-op is providing $60,000 to build an open-air shelter for rest, presentations and storage at the Discovery Nature Sanctuary. The sanctuary protects wildlife habitat on 32 acres of grassland, woodland and wetland, and it is used for educational experiences by local school groups.
“It is a great honour to be chosen as one of Co-op Community Spaces grant recipients for 2019. This grant will give the DNS the opportunity to build an outdoor Education Center which can be used by the schools for teaching purposes as well as the public for hosting family picnics and so much more. It is great when local business see the potential of the Discovery Nature Sanctuary and help build it step by step. We give special thanks to Co-op for making this project come to completion,” said Margaret Klassen, Committee Member, Discovery Nature Sanctuary.
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 right here in Southern Manitoba. Since 2015, Co-op has donated $8.5 million to 114 projects.
Please join us for a cheque presentation on Friday, June 28 at 11:30, followed by a lunch of homemade fries and our famous Co-op sausage burgers, by donation. All proceeds will go to The Bunker Youth Ministry who will be on hand cooking and serving the food.
For more information about Co-op Community Spaces or to view the complete list of 2019 funding recipients, visit www.communityspaces.ca.
To learn more about the Discovery Nature Sanctuary please visit www.discoverynaturesanctuary.ca.