Baker Creek Gymkhana Grounds receives $6,250 form Co-op

After the organizations was nominated for the funding, both the nominator and the organization received money

eft to right

Co-op is protecting beautifying and enhancing spaces across Western Canada, including Baker Creek Gymkhana Grounds in Quesnel.

In May, Co-op asked western Canadians to nominate the spaces they love in their community as part of this year’s Co-op Community Spaces contest. From thousands of entries, Co-op selected four winners – one in every western Canadian province – including Natalie Fusztner, who nominated the Baker Creek Gymkhana Grounds.

For her efforts, Fusztner received $1,000 from Co-op. Her prize also includes a $6,250 donation to the Baker Creek Gymkhana Club, which will help it build a new park. In total, Co-op is providing $25,000 to the four spaces nominated by contest winners.

“Our Co-op proudly supports numerous local initiatives throughout the year, but this one is special, because it started with a call from the community,” Vanderhoof and Districts Co-op general manager Allan Bieganski said.

“Co-op Community Spaces is already making a real difference in dozens of communities across Western Canada, so we’re excited to see the program come to Baker Creek.”

Just Posted

Quesnel Thunder played courageously but had to settle for fifth place

Despite losing five players to injury in round-robin play, Quesnel push hard in their home Tourney

Quesnel Thunder get off to a slow start in its home opener of own tournament

Speed, few turnovers and good goaltending proving to be difference in the Quesnel Bantam Rep Hockey Tournament this weekend

Quesnel Bantam Rep Hockey Tourney got off to a spirited start

Williams Lake jumped into a two-goal lead and never looked back in a 5-3

Biologist will be monitoring wildfire impacts on aqua culture and runoff

A change in runoff patterns in wildfire impacted areas could result in lakes not getting oxygenated properly

Snowy track made running very slick and slippery

Quesnel cross-country athletes dominated race and owned the podium

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

B.C. NDP convention set for Victoria

Premier, federal leader Jagmeet Singh to add energy

Silver Creek farm search expands north

RCMP were seen collecting evidence three kilometres north of the farm where human remains were found

B.C. school trustee calls LGBTQ school program ‘weapon of propaganda’

Chilliwack’s Barry Neufeld published the comments on his Facebook page

B.C. couple hope boat drone becomes first to cross Atlantic

Colin and Julie Angus of Victoria to have drone collect environmental data en route

B.C. casino accused of illegal activity follows rules: operator

B.C. had launched review after concerns about money laundering at River Rock casino in Richmond

Opponents of LGBTQ program to file human rights complaint against Surrey School District

District denied Parents United Canada right to rent Bell Performing Arts Centre for rally next month

Ex-employee describes alleged sexual assault by B.C. city councillor

Complainant was a teen during the alleged 1992 incident

Amazon gets 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

Submissions were due last week. Online retailer has said tax breaks and grants would be factors

Most Read