Richardson is committed to the communities in which our customers and employees live and do business. Each year, the Richardson Foundation donates over $1 million to support a variety of community projects and organizations across Canada. These donations are used to fund community projects that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which Richardson Pioneer operates.
Richardson has a long legacy of supporting communities across Western Canada. We are proud to invest in the communities in which our customers and employees live and work.
Here are some examples of how Richardson is helping to create stronger communities across the country.
Richardson Century Field
For the residents of Minnedosa, Manitoba the local ballpark is a gathering place for community activity and sport. When the town came together to raise funds to upgrade their facilities, we stepped up to the plate with a $100,000 donation.
The community of Minnedosa is continuing to work to enhance this ballpark to become a provincial destination locally and for the surrounding areas.
" They have made alot of progress on the remaining fields this week, including irrigation, fencing , and stone placement. I walked out there today, sat on the grass and just felt so proud." - Colleen Lewis, Baseball Association
Richardson Pioneer Waterpark
Whitewood, Saskatchewan's Tia Cederstrand had an idea - a new waterpark for her community. When the Royal Canadian Mint discontinued the penny, Tia jumped on the opportunity. Her coin drive raised over $30,000. Through the Richardson Foundation we helped out with a $100,000 donation to push Tia's plan over the top.
" The Pool Your Pennites Committee is proud to have a partner such as Richardson Pioneer contribute to our major project of a water park." - Marlene Carefoot, Committee Member
Dalum Fire Hall
The Dalum Fire Department is an important fixture in Alberta's Wheatland county. But without a proper facility to call home, volunteer firefighters were losing valuable emergency response time. So, when a new state-of-the-art building was proposed, we helped fund the facility with a $30,000 donation through the Richardson Foundation. Now, the fire hall stands as a permanent beacon of safety and a point of pride for the community.
" Having this expansion is vital for the fire department to do their job safetly and efficiently, we can hold our meetings in the same place we get called in, it has alleviated alot of coordination and confusion." - Albert Jensen, Chief
Lacombe Athletic Park
Richardson Pioneer made a donation on Football Day in Lacombe, Alberta last September - a $50,000 donation towards a new athletic park. It is in the final stages of completion, and the park is already fully booked with team practices and games!
" Richardson Pioneer's very generous contribution to our MEGlobal Athletic Park capital fund has enabled us to continue building our state-of-the-art facility." says Jamie Figursky, Executive Director at Lacombe Athletic Park Association. "We are so proud to have the logo of such a caring company displayed in the field's Astroturf."
Richardson Rec and Wellness Center
The Richardson Foundation is pleased to be part of the new wellness centre in Swan River. A mini grand opening back in June hosted 70 children and parents swimming and enjoying their new gathering place. On August 20, customers and staff had an official ribbon cutting for the public with special guest Hon. Ron Kostyshyn, MLA for Swan River.
"There was so much excitment throughout the community; there was definitely a sense of unity and celebration," says Ron.
Now 100,000 community members from Swan River and surrounding area can enjoy a Leed Certified indoor, swirl, and lap pool as well as a waterslide and party room throughout the year.