Calgary Co-op Re-Opens Car Washes

CALGARY, June 30, 2013 /CNW/ - With the recent announcement the outdoor water usage restrictions have been lifted by the City of Calgary, Calgary Co-op has re-opened their car washes in Calgary, Airdrie, Okotoks and Strathmore.

On June 21, Calgary Co-op voluntarily closed their car washes in an effort to help reduce the unnecessary use of water during a state of emergency.  The swift decision was made in response to flood conditions that resulted in high levels of silt and debris entering the drinking water treatment plants in Calgary. 

The only car wash that will remain closed is at the High River location due to the current evacuation order for most of the town.

The welfare of the community and their members is a top priority for Calgary Co-op. In addition to the voluntary closing of their car washes, they also donated $25,000 to the Red Cross which was matched by their wholesaler, Federated Co-operatives Limited, on behalf of the co-operative retailing system. Calgary Co-op is also collecting donations from members and employees at their food centres and gas bars who have proven to be more than generous by donating over $100,000 to the flood relief efforts. As well, Calgary Co-op is providing in-kind donations to Red Cross and many other charities and emergency responders.

Owned by members, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America. With over 440,000 members, 3,500 employees, assets of $441 million and annual sales over $1 billion, Calgary Co-op is committed to lead in food; petroleum; home health care; pharmacy; travel and wine, spirits and beer.

SOURCE: Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op)

For further information:

Karen Allan, Communication Manager
Calgary Co-operative Association Limited
Telephone: 403-219-6025, ext. 6105
Cell: 403-815-4858

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