Co-op Community Spaces to Fund Local Project

June 27, 2018
Co-op Community Spaces to Fund Local Project

Co-op donates $150K for multi-use trail network

(June 15, 2018) Co-op is helping to build a place for everyone in Dauphin, Man., with funding for the Dauphin Derailleurs Cycle Club.

The Co-op Community Spaces Program is providing $150,000 to help build a multi-use trail network near Riding Mountain National Park. The trail will encourage outdoor activities like running, hiking and snowshoeing and will be used as part of the competitive mountain biking events at the 2020 Manitoba Summer Games.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as the recipient for the Co-op Community Spaces Program. This project will change the face of our community and the generous funding through Co-op, an important player in Dauphin and across western Canada, will be key to getting it done!”, said Brenda Gregory, President of Dauphin Derailleurs Cycle Club. Gregory went on to say that the community is extremely proud and honored to be one of only a few of the eligible projects that received the full amount of $150,000.00.

Co-op Community Spaces is investing in community projects across Western Canada, from Vancouver Island through to Manitoba. The program helps create, protect and improve projects dedicated to environmental conservation, recreation and urban agriculture.

This year, 24 organizations will receive a total $2 million for their community projects. Since 2015, Co-op Community Spaces has donated $6.5 million to 88 projects.

“Co-op Community Spaces is an exciting program that provides another opportunity for Co-op to give back and invest in local projects across Western Canada,” said Lorne Eiffert, General Manager of Dauphin Co-op. 

“By supporting projects like this, we’re helping to build and support a vibrant and healthy community where people can come together.”

The giving program is administered by Federated Co-operatives Limited on behalf of more than 180 independent retail co-operatives across Western Canada that form the Co-operative Retailing System.

The complete list of 2018 Co-op Community Spaces funding recipients will be announced later in June. For more information about the program, please visit

About Dauphin Consumers Co-operative Ltd

Dauphin Co-op is a retail co-operative that has proudly served the Parkland since July 23, 1939. Today, Dauphin Co-op serves more than 10,000 members — and many more customers — in Dauphin and Ste Rose, where it operates seven locations. Since 2013, Dauphin Co-op has returned more than $10 million to its members in cash back and equity, while contributing over $500,000 to community organizations and initiatives.