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
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