Calgary Co-operative Association Limited - Media Advisory

CALGARY, June 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Starting yesterday, Calgary Co-op voluntarily closed their car washes in an effort to help reduce the unnecessary use of water during our current state of emergency.  The swift decision was made in response to flood conditions resulting in high levels of silt and debris entering the drinking water treatment plants in Calgary.  With the recent announcement this afternoon of a mandatory outdoor water use ban by the City, Calgary Co-op's car washes in Calgary, Airdrie, Strathmore and Okotoks will remain closed until further notice to reduce any possible strain on the water treatment plants.

The welfare of the community and our members is a top priority for Calgary Co-op during this time. We have made multiple donations of food and provisions to organizations throughout the area including the Red Cross.  Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the flooding and we will continue to support flood relief efforts in our area.

About Calgary Co-op

Owned by our 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; wine, spirits, beer and travel. Investing over $4 million into the local community each year, Calgary Co-op supports numerous not-for-profit and charitable organizations through our Co-op Community Foundation.

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

For further information:

Karen Allan, Manager Communications
Calgary Co-operative Association Limited
Telephone: 403-219-6025, ext. 6105

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