UFA Partners with Non-Profit Inclusion Foothills

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News Release
August 26, 2020

UFA Partners with Non-Profit Inclusion Foothills

(Calgary, Alberta) – UFA has partnered with Inclusion Foothills in providing a new outdoor special event space, with the highlight being the hosting the High River Fall Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. This weekend, August 29th, a “Partnership Day” will showcase the space and opportunities, with September 12th marking the inaugural Fall Farmers’ Market at the High River UFA Farm & Ranch Supply location and will run until the final event on October 10, celebrating Thanksgiving.

The Saturday markets are an extension of the current High River Farmers’ Market that takes place on
4th Avenue in downtown High River. The Thursday market will run until September 17.

Inclusion Foothills provides support, education and information to families who are living or are connected to someone with a barrier or disability. Extending the market offers further opportunities for those in the organization’s employment programs who work in key functions at the market.

“We’re really looking forward to this project,” says Natalie Wuthrich, CR2EW Community Connector at Inclusion Foothills. “Partnering with a company like UFA is a huge opportunity for a non-profit like Inclusion Foothills. It really opens up the scope in our communities to a level that has never been bridged before.”

The Saturday market day also offers the opportunity for vendors and customers to attend on the weekend, who otherwise might not have been able to during the week.

The partnership from UFA’s point-of-view fits well with our commitment to support programs and services that create lasting and meaningful impacts in the communities we serve.

“Many of our customers are also vendors here and it is a privilege to stand alongside them in support of all the hard work they do in providing safe and healthy food and other goods,” says Tom Fox, Area Manager for UFA.

Dates: September 12 – October 10, 2020
Time: 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Location: High River UFA Farm & Ranch Supply
2006 10 Avenue SE

About UFA Co-operative Limited:

Founded in 1909, UFA Co-operative Limited is an Alberta-based agricultural co-operative with more than 120,000 member-owners. UFA’s network comprises more than 111 bulk fuel and Cardlock Petroleum locations, 34 Farm & Ranch Supply stores, and a support office located in Calgary. Independent Petroleum Agents and more than 950 UFA employees provide products, services, and agricultural solutions to farmers, ranchers, members, and commercial customers in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. For more information, visit www.UFA.com.

About Inclusion Foothills:

Inclusion Foothills is a charitable organization that has served the Foothills for 20+ years, focusing on inclusive communities by enhancing the lives of individuals with special needs and cross-disability barriers through knowledge and family support. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all families and individuals will become active participants in all aspects of community life, accessing resources when they need them and not isolate themselves.

For more information, please visit inclusionfoothills.org, @HRFarmersMarket on social media or contact:

Tom Fox
Area Manager
UFA
(587) 220-9549

Orvella Small
Executive Director
Inclusion Foothills Association
(403) 603-3232