Written by Steven Wilson https://discoverweyburn.com/local-sports/red-wings-launch-new-fundraiser
It is something the Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings have looked at as a potential fundraiser for the team for a number of years. Now, things have lined up for them to be able to have a quarter section of canola being grown, and all of the profits coming to the team.
The team has the use of a quarter section of land to the north of the city, where a crop of canola has been seeded for the coming growing season.
“The Mainils actually planted it on the 4th (of May),” explained Brent Stephanson, president of the Junior A hockey club. “SO they sprayed it and seeded it, and it’s in the ground, and we’re very excited. This is going to be a major fundraiser for the Wings.”
The project came about with a lot of cooperation and assistance from the agriculture sector in the Weyburn area.
“The biggest thing is that we’ve had such great support with donations of the seed, fertilizers and the majority of our costs are going to be pretty much covered,” Stephanson added.
Some of the companies helping out with the project this year include M1 Joint Ventures, BASF, Nutrien, Parrish and Heimbecker, Young’s Equipment, E. Bourassa and Sons, South Country Equipment, Bayer Crop Science and of course, Richardson Pioneer.