Richardson Pioneer announces 100th anniversary Century Gifts Program

April 10, 2013 (Winnipeg, MB)
Richardson Pioneer is proud to be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2013. To commemorate this milestone, Richardson has established the Richardson Pioneer Century Gifts Program to provide funding to one major community project in each Prairie province – Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta – in 2013. The selected projects will each receive a $100,000 contribution from the newly-created program.

“We are very proud of our long history of investing in and supporting the communities in which our customers and employees live and work,” said Hartley T. Richardson, Chairman of Richardson International and President & Chief Executive Officer of James Richardson & Sons, Limited. “Establishing this special gifts program to mark Richardson Pioneer’s 100th anniversary will enable us to make a significant contribution to three initiatives that will create a lasting impact for so many.”

Communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are invited to submit a proposal for a specific infrastructure project or initiative that promotes and supports recreational pursuits and will benefit the community at large. Preference will be given to projects with funding support from local residents and businesses. Proposals for the Richardson Pioneer Century Gifts Program, along with a completed application, must be received by June 30, 2013. Applications are available online at Recipients will be announced in the fall.

“The Richardson Pioneer Century Gifts Program provides a special opportunity to help create a legacy in communities across the Prairies that will benefit future generations,” said Curt Vossen, President and CEO of Richardson International. “A key part of our enduring success is the strength of the communities in which we do business and we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and being a positive presence in those communities.”

The Richardson Pioneer Century Gifts Program is a special fund created to support three projects to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Richardson Pioneer. The company will continue to support other community initiatives and organizations throughout the year through the Richardson Foundation.

Richardson Pioneer is a division of Richardson International Limited, Canada’s largest, privately owned agribusiness. Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of canola-based products. One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Richardson is recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing.


For more information, please contact:
Tracey Shelton
Director, Corporate Communications
(204) 934-5169 or (204) 799-2838 (cell)

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