Saturday , 25 September 2021
Cornerstone Co-op Food Store in Vermilion.

Cornerstone Co-op raising money for Haying in the 30s

The Board of Haying in the ’30s has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s annual event. However, Cornerstone Co-op is stepping up to raise money for the valuable organization.

Haying in the ’30s was formed to provide financial assistance to those faced with cancer. As we hear of people diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatments, they do their best to help out with costs such as transportation, fuel, and lodging.

Canceling this year’s event was a difficult decision for Haying in the ’30s when there are so many people in need.

“We want to be able to provide the same quality event as we did prior to the pandemic, and do not feel that would be possible this year,” Haying in the ’30s stated on their website. “We will continue to make improvements at the site over the summer, move in new buildings and prepare for an exciting event next year. Thank you for your continued interest and support in Haying in the ’30s. It is with the unwavering generosity of our volunteers and everyone who donates, that we are able to help as many people as possible. We sincerely hope to see you all again in 2022.”

​Amanda Gaudet is the Marketing Assistant for Cornerstone Co-operative.

“As you may know, one of the most impactful community associations in the Lakeland area is Haying in the 30s,” Gaudet said. “This annual event usually occurs over August long weekend and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for friends and families touched by cancer. This marks the second consecutive year that it has been cancelled because of the pandemic challenges of organizing and planning volunteers.”

From July 30 to Aug. 2, all Cornerstone Co-op food stores, home centres and gas bars will be accepting till donations for Haying in the ’30s. The Haying in the ’30s cancer support society in Mallaig gives 100 per cent of funds raised provided to victims of cancers across Alberta.

“Co-op will be matching total donations made up to $5,000,” Gaudet said. “Put your money where your heart is today.”

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!