Sunnybrook Farm Museum recently received a donation that will allow them to continue on with their long-term strategic plan.
Four businesses including Red Deer Co-op, Servus Credit Union, Concentra Financial and The Co-operators Insurance donated $50,000 to support the development of the new exhibition building on the agricultural museum site. The proposed new Cooperative Mercantile Store will tell the story of the cooperative movement in Central Alberta.
The gift is intended to commemorate the United Nations’ 2012 International Year of Cooperatives. The International Year of Cooperatives is intended to raise public awareness of the invaluable contributions of cooperative enterprises to poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. The year will also highlight the strengths of the cooperative business model as an alternative means of doing business and furthering socioeconomic development.