Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration Contest Winners Announced

Six communities will receive a $25,000 grant as the winners of the Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration contest. The Richardson Pioneer Community Celebration is bringing Grey Cup Festival excitement throughout Saskatchewan as the CFL championship heads to Regina in November this year.

In addition to the $25,000 donation from Richardson Pioneer to support local sport, culture, and recreation projects, the winning communities will host a one-day party featuring the Grey Cup trophy, the 620 CKRM Rider Cheer Team, Gainer the Gopher, and Rider alumni.

“We are proud to support the communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said Neil Banbury, Assistant Vice-President at Richardson Pioneer. “I want to congratulate all the winners, and thank all the applicants, for their commitment to their communities. The Community Celebration contest showcases the best aspects of Saskatchewan communities and Richardson Pioneer is proud to support initiatives that make the six winning communities even stronger.”

Over 60 Saskatchewan communities entered the Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Celebration Contest and finalists were determined by a selection committee.

Congratulations to the winners – Richardson Pioneer is proud to support your community projects!

  • Village of Abbey

Updating the only playground facility in town by replacing old equipment and installing rubber surfacing to the space; creating a safe and accessible space for children to gather and play.

  • Town of Birch Hills

Assist in constructing a new golf clubhouse, allowing for the community to then host larger tournaments, serve healthy meals, and provide a local venue suitable to promote the sport of golf, group fundraisers, and local events.

  • File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (11 member Nations)

Enhancing the Field of Dreams ball diamonds with upgrades to the bleachers to support spectators of all ages and mobilities, supporting traditional ceremonial functions with elders and official branding of the new facility.

  • Town of Langham

Constructing a new warm-up shelter and first aid station for the River Ridge Nordic Ski Club which was established in early 2021 as a way to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for their residents and guests during the pandemic.

  • Town of Marshall

Upgrades to the community rink to accommodate larger change rooms, easier access into the facility for players and spectators, creating a better entrance for the Zamboni, repairing players’ benches and boards; creating a year-round facility for the community.

  • Town of Whitewood

Purchasing a new Zamboni for the local arena; ensuring the continuation and development for community members and visitors for many years to come.

Dates of the Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration events will be announced shortly. Visit the Grey Cup Festival website for all 2022 events and activities.

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