South­west Saskatchewan com­mu­ni­ties have a chance to win $25,000 for lo­cal cause in Co-op con­test

The Southwest Booster - - OPINION - SUB­MIT­TED

Ev­ery year, Co-ops hear a com­mon cry from cus­tomers through so­cial me­dia mes­sages, emails and hand­writ­ten let­ters — please put my home­town in your Fuel Up to Win con­test.

This year, Co-op is giv­ing all Western Cana­di­ans a chance to get their com­mu­ni­ties in the con­test and win $25,000 for a lo­cal char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion.

From Nov. 1 to 21, any­one can share a hash­tag with their home­town’s name across Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram, along with the hash­tag #Fuelup­my­town. The top 25 com­mu­nity names will be listed on the Fuel Up to Win game card in the 2019 con­test. More im­por­tantly, the com­mu­nity with the most men­tions will re­ceive a $25,000 do­na­tion from Co-op to a lo­cal char­ity.

“Pi­o­neer Co-op is so proud to be part of South­west Saskatchewan,” said Stu Dyr­land, Gen­eral Man­ager of Pi­o­neer Co-op. “This is a chance for all of us in South­west Saskatchewan to show our com­mu­nity pride and give a lo­cal cause a real boost!”

This new con­test was in­spired by eightyear-old Devin Dreger, who re­al­ized that his home­town was not on the Fuel Up to Win game card last year. When he told his par­ents and an em­ployee at his lo­cal Coop, they sug­gested that he do some­thing about it.

“To the Com­pany of Co-op,” wrote Dreger in a hand­writ­ten let­ter, “I saw there was no Oak Bank, Man­i­toba, for Fuel Up to Win. I was think­ing you could put it in next year.”

For the video of Devin’s full story, and con­test de­tails on how com­mu­ni­ties in Western Canada can win $25,000 for a lo­cal char­i­ta­ble cause, visit Fuelup­towin. ca.

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