UFA Small Town Heroes Team Hits the Road to Visit Top 10 Finalists
FOR: SMALL TOWN HEROES 2012
AUG 20, 2012 - 11:53 ET
Communities throughout Alberta rally around UFA Small Town Heroes to show their support of their hometown nominees as the UFA team visits the Top 10 finalists.
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2012) -
WHAT: UFA's Small Town Heroes legacy continues with the third annual contest which seeks out and rewards individuals in rural Alberta who go above and beyond for their communities.
This year, UFA has raised the stakes, rewarding two grand prize winners with $10,000 each for a winning community project and an exclusive Paul Brandt concert in their home town. Eight runners up will receive $2,500 for their respective community project.
During the week of August 20th, the UFA Small Town Heroes team will be visiting the communities of the top ten finalists in order to help raise awareness and encourage online voting. Communities will be publicly showing their support for their hometown hero as community engagement in each home town will play an important part in the selection of the winners.
WHO: UFA Small Town Heroes Team:
Amanda Bates, Director, Communications and Brand Strategy
UFA Co-operative Limited
Gerrie Forand, Specialist, Events and Production
UFA Co-operative Limited
UFA Small Town Heroes Top 10 Finalists 2012
(See complete list below)
WHERE/WHEN: Winners, dates, times and specific locations are as follows. Complete scheduling and further information can also be found on the UFA Small Town Heroes map.
|Nick Ruigrok||Nathan Hardy,|
|Okotoks, AB||Devon, AB|
|John Paul II Collegiate, 53 Cimarron Dr.||26 Chungo Drive, Nathan's backyard|
|Monday, August 20 at 12:00pm||Thursday, August 23 at 11:00am|
|Marilyn Wolfe||Ed Boychuk|
|Champion, AB||Smoky Lake, AB|
|Champion Community Hall||Smoky Lake Complex|
|Monday, August 20 at 3:00pm||Thursday, August 23 at 3:00pm|
|Alex Halat||Angela Henley|
|Chestermere, AB||Falher, AB|
|John Peake Park||Bee Park on Main Street|
|Tuesday, August 21 at 12:00pm||Friday, August 24 at 12:00pm|
|Mandeja Sargent||Mack Erno|
|Alix, AB||Teepee Creek, AB|
|Heritage Park, across from the Arena||Sorkenville|
|Wednesday, August 22 at 11:00am||Friday, August 24 at 4:00pm|
|Erin Steeves||Abe Crawford|
|Rimbey, AB||Olds, AB|
|Lions Park at 49 St & 50 Ave||Olds Aquatic Centre|
|Wednesday, August 22 at 4:00pm||Monday, August 27 at 10:00am|
To keep up-to-date with all of the latest UFA Small Town Heroes Contest news and Top 10 Tour:
About UFA Co-operative Limited
UFA Co-operative Limited is one of Alberta's most dynamic enterprises. UFA has an unmatched network of 113 bulk fuel and cardlock petroleum outlets, 35 Farm and Ranch Supply stores, four fertilizer plants and 25 outdoor adventure stores operating under the Wholesale Sports banner. In addition, Bar W Petroleum and Electric Ltd. and Spruceland Lumber are divisions of UFA. Our employees and independent petroleum agents strive to provide products, services and solutions to farmers, ranchers, consumers and commercial accounts throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Since its founding in 1909, UFA has grown from a small-scale local co-operative into a comprehensive enterprise with $2.1 billion in annual sales and nearly 120,000 active members. While UFA has grown and changed over the years, at our heart remains a commitment to agriculture and to the communities we call home.