FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hydro Flask’s Parks For All Giving Program Awards US$15,000 to Valley Life Recreation

Minnedosa, MB (January 18, 2023) — Valley Life Recreation is very excited to announce that they have been selected as one of twenty (20) internationally awarded non-profits by Hydro Flask’s Parks For All giving program. The Parks For All giving program is contributing US$15,000 (approx. CA$20,000) toward the Squirrel Hills Trails Park in Minnedosa, Manitoba.

Hydro Flask is an award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks and soft good innovations and a Helen of Troy (NASDAQ: HELE) brand. Double-wall insulated bottles, All Around™ Tumblers, and leakproof caps and lids are some of the many products this Bend, Oregon company is known for. Hydro Flask delivers high-performance insulated gear to help people enjoy the things they like to do in the places they like to be.

Parks For All is the giving platform for Hydro Flask. Through Parks For All, Hydro Flask supports nonprofit organizations focused on building, maintaining, restoring, and providing more equitable access to parks, as well as working towards making the world a better place through its goal to help eliminate single-use plastic. For Hydro Flask, parks represent a place we can all go to recreate, relax, or be inspired. From urban park excursions with our family to national park adventures in the backcountry, parks of all types and sizes help make us healthier, happier, and more fulfilled.

Parks For All is the brand’s way of sharing its love for green spaces, and ensuring these special places get the attention and protection they deserve. As of January 2023, Parks For All has supported 204 nonprofits by contributing over $3 million and donating more than 79,000 Hydro Flask bottles to its grantees.

“This is our sixth year of giving through Parks For All, and it has been incredible to see the program grow in both size and impact,” said Indigo Teiwes, director, corporate responsibility, Home & Outdoor division at Helen of Troy. “From providing funding for a new urban pocket park in Philadelphia to engaging Blackfeet tribal members in land stewardship projects in and around Glacier National Park and the ancestral lands of the Amskapi Piikani people, our mission to create happier and healthier outdoor experiences for everyone becomes more of a reality each year with the amazing work done by these incredible nonprofit grantees.”

Minnedosa’s Valley Life Recreation is one of twenty (20) recipients of this years Parks For All giving program but just one of the four (4) non-profits selected outside of the United States. The other international (non-US) projects include:

Clean River Project e.V.: CleanUp Tour 2023 (Germany)
We Swim Wild: Waterloggers (United Kingdom)
Protect Our Winters Austria: Winter Sports for Everyone (Austria)

“The joy and surprise of being selected from the countless applications the Parks For All program must receive is truly incredible. Receiving support from a program like this, backed by a company that is as passionate about the outdoors as we are, is truly a dream come true. The values we share with Hydro Flask, from their mission to create a clean and waste-free outdoors, to creating and maintaining spaces driven by equitable access, only makes our team more proud to have been a recipient of this funding. While we still have a little further to go, this contribution brings our fundraising to a point where we can begin talking to contractors about our needs to build out the park trailhead this year. We can’t wait to share more details with everyone on that soon, but rest assured, it is going to be an exciting 2023!”

— Dave Ternier, VLR Board Chair

To learn more about current and past Parks For All grantees and projects, visit the Parks For All website or watch Hydro Flask’s Let’s Go! video series on YouTube, which documents the inspiring people and groups who are bringing joy to all by helping to make these special places more accessible to all.


View the entire list of Squirrel Hills Trail Park supporters here.

If you represent a family, organization, business, or farm that may be interested in leaving a longstanding legacy through the Squirrel Hills Trail Park, please contact us.

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