FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saputo Legacy Fund supports the Squirrel Hills Trail Park with $25,000

Valley Life Recreation is very excited to announce that they have received a contribution toward the Squirrel Hills Trail Park from the Saputo Legacy Program in the amount of $25,000.

Launched in 2013, the Saputo Legacy Program has contributed close to $3 million toward over 50 projects across Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and the United Kingdom.

As a commitment to the communities in which it operates, this program invests in improving the quality of sport and health facilities with the objective of building a lasting legacy. Such local initiatives enable Saputo to promote healthy lifestyle habits and make a meaningful contribution in the communities where its employees live, work and play.

Thanks to the support of Derek Lockhart, Saputo Brandon Plant Manager, Valley Life Recreation was introduced to the Saputo Legacy Program. In no time at all, Saputo demonstrated its commitment to support VLR’s mission to develop the Squirrel Hills Trail Park for Minnedosa and surrounding communities.

“Community engagement is important to Saputo and the company strives to invest 1% of its pre-tax profits each year in community programs and organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. To learn more, visit our website.”

– Saputo

Through this contribution, VLR is proud to share that families will be able to enjoy the Saputo Nature Playground at the trailhead of the Squirrel Hills Trail Park. This area of the trailhead will be a place for young children to play and experience the outdoors in a place made of natural objects designed to deepen their connection to nature.

“From the moment Derek reached out to us, his support for the work we are doing has been remarkable. His enthusiasm for our project was echoed by the Saputo Legacy Program when they responded to our application and we are so excited for their involvement in this trail park. Valley Life Recreation is very fortunate to have incredible community partners like Saputo and we thank them very much for their support of the coming Squirrel Hills Trail Park.”

– Dave Ternier, VLR Board Chairperson

This $25,000 funding commitment puts Valley Life Recreation just a few dollars away from $300,000 raised to date for the trailhead and trail system of the coming Squirrel Hills Trail Park. Expect more funding announcements to be made soon as VLR is in the final stages of confirming additional funding partners and can’t wait to share news of them in the coming weeks.


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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