Marwayne Fire & Rescue to Purchase New Rescue Unit with UFA

On April 30, 2014, UFA hosted a celebration in Marwayne, AB to honour the fifth and final winners.

They will use this donation to purchase and replace their 1980 rescue unit with a brand new vehicle, fully equipped for medical, rescue and 911 response calls.

It was also announced that Marwayne will be the community helping to select our next winner when the Get ‘n’ Give contest launches again in the fall of 2014.

Updates on the next season of Get ‘n’ Give will be announced soon, stay tuned!IMG_4746 Vermillion 9 x 5 300 dpi

UFA awards $50,000 to Marwayne Fire & Rescue

On April 1, 2014, UFA hosted a celebration in Hand Hills, AB to honour the fourth-round winners, the Hand Hills Lake Community Club. At the event, Hand Hills representatives were asked to pay-it-forward to one of five semi-finalists.

 Marwayne Fire & Rescue has been named the fifth and final $50,000 prize winner in UFA’s Rural from the Roots Up – Get ‘n’ Give Contest.

Hand Hills balloon lo res

“We chose Marwayne for the overwhelming need and essential service they provide to their community. Their video was creative, a group effort of many dedicated volunteers passionate about saving lives” said Rosemary Rosin, Hand Hills Lake Community Club.

The $50,000 will be used to help purchase a new rescue vehicle which will be used to support their fire, rescue and first response services.

UFA has now awarded five prizes of $50,000—a total of $250,000—to projects which support and enrich rural communities. They are as follows:

  1. Hussar and District Hall Maintenance Society  – funds will be used to renovate and upgrade the community centre kitchen
  2. Foremost Hockey, Seniors Centre and Legacy Bridge Committee  – funds will be used to upgrade arena dressing rooms, purchase equipment for the seniors centre and fund materials for a bridge connecting a walking path system
  3. Spruce View Agricultural Society   – funds will be used to replace the arena roof and upgrade the ventilation system
  4. Hand Hills Lake Community Club  – funds will be used to replace an aging rodeo announcer booth as well as expand the community club kitchen facilities

UFA announces final semi-finalists in UFA Rural From the Roots Up – Get ‘n’ Give Contest

The final five are announced! In alphabetical order, the semi-finalists in the running for the final round of UFA’s Rural From the Roots Up — Get ‘n’ Give Contest are:

 

Who will Hand Hills choose?

UFA will host a celebration in Hand Hills, AB on April 1, 2014 to honour the fourth-round winners, the Hand Hills Lake Community Club. At the event, Hand Hills representatives will pay-it-forward and select the fifth and final community to win $50,000.

“Hand Hills was a winner in our eyes because they are truly rural and their project impacts generations of people. The Hand Hills Stampede has a deep history and their community centre supports many different groups,” said Mitch Hetu, Spruce View Agricultural Society.

The community will use the prize money to realize their long-standing plans for a kitchen addition to their present clubhouse that feeds thousands of people each year.

UFA awards $50,000 to community project in Hand Hills, AB

Fourth winner announced in UFA’s Rural From the Roots Up – Get ‘n’ Give Contest

On Feb. 20, 2014, UFA hosted a celebration in Spruce View, AB to honour the third-round winners, the Spruce View Agricultural Society. At the event, Spruce View representatives were asked to pay-it-forward to one of five semi-finalists.

Hand Hills Lake Community Club was named the fourth $50,000 prize winner in UFA’s Rural from the Roots Up – Get ‘n’ Give Contest.

Spruce View _balloon_21Feb2014

“Hand Hills was a winner in our eyes because they are truly rural and the project impacts generations of people. The stampede has a deep history and their community centre supports many different groups,” said Mitch Hetu, Spruce View Agricultural Society.

The community will use the prize money to realize their long-standing plans for a kitchen addition to their present clubhouse.

UFA will be awarding five prizes of $50,000—a total of $250,000—to projects which support and enrich rural communities. Entries will continue to be accepted for the final $50,000 prize until March 21, 2014.

Enter today at UFA.com/GetnGive.

Next Five Semi-finalists Announced for $50,000 Prize in UFA’s Get ‘n’ Give Contest

The five semi-finalists for the next round in UFA’s Rural From the Roots Up — Get ‘n’ Give Contest are, in alphabetical order:

 

Who Will Spruce View Choose?

Third-round winners Spruce View Agricultural Society pay-it-forward and select the next deserving community to win from these semi-finalists at a special event in Spruce View, AB on Feb. 20, 2014.

Spruce View along with local superhero, Captain UFA, four year-old Benjamin Box, sung of their need for $50,000 to help save the Diamond Jubilee Recreation Centre. The community will use the prize money to assist with major upgrades to their leaky roof and poor ventilation system. Captain UFA saves the day!

Applications are still being accepted for the remaining $50,000 prize. Tell your friends and neighbours to enter today.

UFA awards $50,000 to Spruce View Agricultural Society

Third winner announced in UFA’s Rural From the Roots Up – Get ‘n’ Give Contest

GNG cheque to Spruce view med. res

On January 15, 2014, UFA hosted a special event in Foremost, Alta. to honour the second-round winners, the Foremost Minor Hockey, Foremost Seniors and Legacy Bridge Committee. At the event, representatives from Foremost were asked to choose one of five semi-finalists to receive the third $50,000 prize.

Spruce View Agricultural Society was selected as the third $50,000 prize winner in UFA’s Rural from the Roots Up – Get ‘n’ Give Contest.

“They had a creative song with original lyrics, and ‘Captain UFA’ really made them stand out,” said Lylla Laqua, Foremost Seniors Member.

The community will use the prize money to make major repairs to the unsafe roof and fix the ventilation system at the Diamond Jubilee Recreation Centre.

“We came to a unanimous decision because we all felt the same way. The prize would allow for their facility to benefit for many generations to come in Spruce View,” said Stacey Barrows, Foremost Minor Hockey Member.

UFA will be awarding five prizes of $50,000—a total of $250,000—to projects which support and enrich rural communities. To date, more than 300 applications have been received for UFA’s Get ‘n’ Give Contest and entries will continue to be accepted for the remaining two $50,000 prizes. The next submission deadline is February 6, 2014. UFA.com/GetnGive.

UFA Announces Five Semi-Finalists for Third $50,000 Prize

Who Will Foremost Chose?

The results are in! The five semi-finalists for the next round in UFA’s Rural From the Roots Up — Get ‘n’ Give Contest are, in alphabetical order:
• Armena, AB – Armena Athletic Association
• Dalum, AB – Dalum Fire Protection
• Hand Hills, AB – Hand Hills Lake Community Club
• Lomond, AB – LCCAS Lomond Community Centre
 Spruce View, AB – Spruce View Agricultural Society

Second-round winners Foremost Minor Hockey, Foremost Seniors and Legacy Bridge Committee will choose the lucky winner of $50,000 from these semi-finalists at a special event in Foremost, Alta. on Jan. 15, 2014.

“The quality of the more than 275 applications is incredible to say the least, and the bar has been raised by our latest group of entries. I think we are all excited to find out who Foremost will choose,” said Bob Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer, UFA Co-operative Limited, who will attend the upcoming event.

The Village of Foremost demonstrated the difference $50,000 would make to them in a creative and funny poem crafted by local residents. The community will use the prize money to assist with the construction of a Legacy Bridge to commemorate the Foremost Centennial, to complete renovations to the Seniors Centre and to finish several Civic Centre upgrades.

Applications are still being accepted for the two remaining $50,000 prizes. Tell your friends and neighbours to enter today at UFA.com/GetnGive.

$50K Paid Forward to Community Project in Foremost, AB

Second Winner Announced in UFA’s Rural From the Roots Up –Get ‘n’ Give Contest!

Foremost Minor Hockey, Foremost Seniors and Legacy Bridge Committee was awarded the second prize of $50,000 in the pay-it-forward style, UFA Rural From the Roots Up – Get ‘n’ Give Contest.

In a surprise trip on October 22nd, the Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society located in the Village of Hussar was announced the first winner of $50K from UFA to upgrade their community hall. At a celebration in Hussar on November 13th, representatives from the Hussar Maintenance Society paid forward the gift of another $50,000 to the Foremost Minor Hockey, Foremost Seniors, Legacy Bridge Committee in Foremost, Alberta.

“The greatest gift we can give is to pass on our good fortune to a fellow community in need,” says Kathy Dundas, Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society Committee Member.

After being awarded the first prize of $50,000, representatives from the Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society were asked to choose one of the five deserving semi-finalists to receive the second prize. “We were impressed by the unity shown by the Village of Foremost, they had three different projects that all need support in the same village, and so they teamed up as a community to get them accomplished together. Now that’s what community is all about!” says Dundas.

On January 2, UFA will announce the next five semi-finalists who will be in the running for the third prize of $50,000.

UFA Awards “5 Million Pennies” to Hussar!

The Village of Hussar, Alberta has been named the first $50,000 prize winner in the inaugural UFA Rural from the Roots Up – Get ‘n’ Give contest.

Get n Give Winners_Hussar

Hussar will be awarded $50K from UFA to upgrade their community hall. In an exceptional video, the town sang of their need for “5 Million Pennies” to renovate their aging hall, providing creative examples of how the money would be spent.

“We are overwhelmed by all of the entries,” said Bob Nelson, President and CEO of UFA Co-operative Limited. “There are many deserving and heartfelt stories of what rural communities would do with $50,000 dollars, but Hussar just went that extra mile. I think every person in that whole village was singing in the video!”

The Hussar entry was one of 243 applications received for funding to date. In total, UFA will be awarding five $50,000 prizes to projects which support and enrich rural communities.

“Our community hall is the cornerstone of our community. It is necessary to maintain this gathering place as a way to knit the past, present and future of our community together, to keep us connected and remind us where we come from. This money will help us achieve our goals and be a lasting legacy for UFA in keeping rural Alberta strong!” said Wendy Kaiser, Hussar & District Hall Maintenance Society.

In addition to naming the first $50,000 dollar winner, UFA is proud to announce five semi-finalists. “We now move into the ‘give’ part of the Get ‘n’ Give contest,” continued Nelson. “UFA chose the first winner, and soon the Village of Hussar will choose the next $50,000 winner from the five semi-finalists. It’s a pay-it-forward style contest, which is exactly what the co-operative spirit is all about.”

In alphabetical order, the five communities in the running for the second $50,000 UFA Get ‘n’ Give Contest prize are:

 

See the details of the winning entry here 

blog comments powered by Disqus