Lacombe Daycare lands donation

Western Financial Group (Western) has announced it has awarded Lacombe Daycare to be a beneficiary of a $5,000 infrastructure grant

  • Feb. 20, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Western Financial Group (Western) has announced it has awarded Lacombe Daycare to be a beneficiary of a $5,000 infrastructure grant to help support renovations to the facility.

This grant is one of 20 distributed by Western’s charitable arm, the Western Communities Foundation, that will help give back to the communities in which Western operates.

The Western Communities Foundation is donating a total of $100,000 to support community infrastructure projects.

“Lacombe Daycare provides a nurturing environment to empower children and develop their self-esteem,” said Ryan Cushner, manager of the Western Financial Group branch in Lacombe. “We’re proud to have a part in renovating the daycare centre so children can enjoy a pleasant environment while learning and playing.”

In its 12-year history, the Foundation has distributed more than 80 infrastructure grants to communities across western Canada for numerous projects.

In 2013, Western, in partnership with its parent company, Desjardins Group, each contributed $100,000 to remediate flood-damaged playgrounds in the High River area.

“We are proud that the Western Communities Foundation has made a positive impact on dozens of the communities we serve,” said Jeff Burke, president and CEO of Western Financial Group.

“The projects we support with our infrastructure grants are particularly special to the Foundation because they are selected by our employees based on needs they see in their communities. It is a very special program, and we’re proud to announce that this year it will help improve daycares, art centres, fitness facilities, libraries, and other community resources across western Canada.”

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