Rocky Mountain Equipment has committed to donating $50,000 over the next five years to the Canadian Tractor Museum in Westlock, Alberta.
RME’s Jim Wood says the donation just made sense to them.
“We’re always looking for areas to support, either Ag back to the community or farm equipment back to the community,” says Wood.
“The Canadian Tractor Museum is kinda close to my heart, I grew up in Westlock and it’s the right tie to volunteers of course, they’re trying to keep it going and they have a good manager there, she’s always very active.”
Wood says they are also going to help with their annual Black Tie Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, June 22.
“We’re selling tickets for the tables we’ll have a dinner give the folks in Westlock a chance to dress up and then we’re going to do a bingo with I think four or five events with some nice prizes with a value between $1,500 and $2,000.”
The museum opened in 2002 and honours Alberta’s farming history with more than 90 uniquely restored tractors, 30 stationary engines, and hundreds of toy tractors for kids.
“We’ve had some great support from our competitors and partners in the community, everyone should be proud of that. That’s a typical small town where everyone gets together and supports it based on an idea versus what you can show them on a piece of paper.”
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