Calgary, November 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – In time for Giving Tuesday, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is making a combined donation of $ 65,000 to farming communities across Western Canada. BASF’s Community Challenge called on InVigorÂ® hybrid canola growers to nominate a local organization or initiative for the chance to receive one of eight donations of $ 5,000, with an additional grand prize of $ 25,000 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the InVigor hybrid canola season.
The grand prize of $ 25,000 will be awarded to Peace Country Gleaners, a non-profit organization based in Crete, Alta. Dedicated to feeding hungry people around the world. The organization processes locally grown vegetables which are then dehydrated for distribution globally to those in need. Managed entirely by volunteers, the organization was selected for its local roots and its strong global impact. The donation will allow Peace Country Gleaners to improve its facilities and increase production.
âThe success of InVigor would not be possible without the hard work and commitment of Canadian growers, and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate the 25th anniversary of InVigor hybrid canola by making a significant donation to Peace Country Gleaners,â said Brent. Collins. , Canola Seed Manager, BASF Canada. âThis year’s initiative saw a significant number of submissions, recognizing great organizations that improve the communities where our producers live and work. BASF always strives to help build strong and healthy communities, so it was natural to support an organization like Peace Country Gleaners that helps feed the world.
âWhen we first got the call, we were caught off guard; it was such an unexpected but much appreciated donation, âsaid Kathy Friesen, Peace Country Gleaner volunteer. âWe are delighted to be able to invest these funds in the modernization of the equipment of our facilities. When we started in 2012 we wanted to help feed those in need and that will definitely help us continue to do so. Thanks to BASF and Joseph Weibe for helping us.
The Community Challenge, which ran from August 30 to October 15, 2021, generated nearly 100 entries from growers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the main canola growing region in Canada. Canada. Eight winning recipients were selected by random draw and each received a donation of $ 5,000 on their behalf to the chosen community initiative or organization.
In addition to the grand prize, the following organizations have been selected as contest winners and each will receive a donation of $ 5,000:
- Emerson Kinder College Inc .: Provided by Tannis Neufeld, Halbstadt, Man.
- Sovereign Lions: nominated by Brett Sinclair, Rosetown, Sask.
- Theodore ABC Daycare: Nominated by Jade Delaurier, Springside, Sask.
- North Norfolk Childcare Center: Nominated by Jo-elle Early, Austin, Man.
- Glendon Minor Hockey Association. : proposed by Ryan Schappert, Saint-Vincent, Alberta.
- The Lyalta Community Club: proposed by Tim McCollister, Lyalta, Alta.
- Gap Swimming Committee: nominated by Mark and Ashlee Vermeulen, Ceylon, Sask.
- Hafford Communiplex: offered by Dallas Simmonds, Hafford, Sask.
âI was delighted to hear that Emerson Kinder College had been selected as a BASF Community Challenge winner,â said Tannis Neufeld, local producer and Community Challenge nominator. âThe daycare and its exceptional staff are committed to providing a safe and educational environment for children, and this $ 5,000 donation will allow them to continue to do so. My two children go to school full time and without it I wouldn’t be able to work as an agronomist and do what I love to support my family.
Funding received under the program will help the above organizations continue to provide important services and resources to their citizens.
For more information on BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, please visit www.agro.basf.ca.
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BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, has more than 625 employees who work in one of three production facilities in Canada including: Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Regina, or one of the many research farms in the Canadian Prairies. Agricultural Solutions is the largest division of BASF Canada Inc., working closely with the regional Agriculture Solutions team, collaborating on the research and development of products that benefit North American producers. To learn more about BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, visit www.agsolutions.ca or follow us on Twitterwww.twitter.com/BASFAgSolutions.
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Presentation of the check from Emerson Kinder College Inc