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Esso Farm Customers Help Fuel Non-Profit Organizations In Their Communities

Submitted by: Imperial Oil LTD

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions

Posted: May 12, 2004 – 12:00 AM EST


Esso to donate up to $475,000 to 19 farming communities

May 12 /CSRwire/ - Toronto, ON -- Every time farm customers in various areas of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba purchase fuel or fertilizer from local Esso associates this farming season, they will be making a difference in their community.

Esso is kick-starting a new community-driven initiative called the Esso Farm Community Growth fund, developed with the assistance of local Esso associates in farming communities across Central and Western Canada. From now until November 30, 2004 Esso will donate up to a penny for each litre of delivered fuel or each tonne of fertilizer sold to 27 individual projects in 19 communities. Each community has the potential to receive up to $25,000.

"The goal of the Esso Farm Community Growth fund is to make a positive and lasting impact in the communities we serve," said Fred Gowland, Industrial Wholesale Offer Manager, Esso. "With this program, we are also able to recognize the quiet heroes of our small towns - our Esso associates who give of themselves both through their businesses and through their dedication to helping improve their community."

The Esso Farm Community Growth Fund will touch many areas of community life. Some initiatives include raising funds for: improvements to arenas and sports facilities, equipment for fire departments, childrens playgrounds and various health related services. In total, this program could donate up to $475,000 in rural farming communities. For an idea of the projects in your community, see the attached list.

Esso has been fuelling farm businesses in Canada for over 100 years and is committed to supporting programs in the communities it serves. In 2003, Esso, through the Imperial Oil Foundation, contributed almost $6.1 million in support to over 400 non-profit organizations in Canada. Visit the company's web site at

Esso Community Growth Fund Recipients

  • Lloydminster & Area Brain Injury Society Fund
    Universal Contract Logistics
    Lloydminister, AB
    Brent Hasson, (780) 875-2119

  • Hythe Arena Building Fund
    South Peace Distributors Ltd.
    Hythe, AB
    Max MacAulay, (780) 356-3970

  • Viking Carena Fund, Irma Arena Fund, Central Sports Garden Fund
    Imperial Oil
    Viking, AB
    Murray Josephson (780) 336-3348

  • Winter Sports for Youth Fund
    ServAgro Ltd.
    Milk River, AB
    Mitch Bonertz (403) 647-3930

  • Grimshaw Arena Fund
    EFD Ventures Ltd.
    Peace River, AB
    Wayne Spacil, (780) 624-2727

  • The Cattle & Grain Round-up
    Miller AG Supply Ltd
    Calgary, AB
    Robert Miller, (403) 279-4451

  • Kelsey Trail Health Region Dialysis Fund
    Imperial Oil
    Tisdale, SK
    Leonard Cummins, (306) 873-3541

  • Communiplex Local Hockey Arena Fund
    North Sask Agro Services Ltd.
    Prince Albert, SK
    Ken Placsko, (306) 764-4228

  • Eatonia Swimming Pool Fund, Luseland Arena Renovation Fund, Eston Fire Truck Refurbishing Fund
    Sam's General Trucking Ltd.
    Kindersley, SK
    Grant Hawking, (306) 463-2121

  • Raymore Arena/Pool Fund
    Pritchard's Fuel Services
    Imperial, SK
    Larry Gray or Jack Pritchard, (306) 746-2066

  • Fire Department Equipment Project - 3 local fire departments
    Universal Contract Logistics
    Estevan, SK
    (306) 634-7275

  • Health Foundation of East Central Sask.
    Imperial Oil
    Yorkton, SK
    Darryl Ford, (306) 782-2745

  • Meadow Lake Arena Fund
    Marsollier Petroleum
    Meadow Lake,SK
    John Marsollier, (306) 236-5101

  • Emergency Services Support Fund for Saskatoon & North Battleford
    Mid-Sask AG Services Ltd.
    Saskatoon, SK
    Henry Ens, (306) 249-2000

  • Moose Jaw Pee Wee Tier 1 Hockey Fund
    Heartland Agro Services Ltd
    Moose Jaw,
    Darwyn Boucher, (306) 692-3644

  • Virden Community Arts Council Fund
    Redfern Farm Services Ltd.
    Virden, MB
    Ray Charles, (204) 748-1122

  • Shot Clock Purchase Fund for 3 local high schools
    Portage Agri Sales Ltd.
    Portage La Prairie, MB
    Kelly Collett, (204)857-7838

  • Got Ice Fund, Pilot Mound Millennium Rec Complex
    Carm Agro Ltd.
    Carman, MB
    Tom Takvam, (204) 745-6761

  • HTS Play Structure Improvement Fund, Warren Arena Fund Raiser, St. Eustache Zamboni Fund,
    Headingly, MB
    Conrad Starkell, (204) 261-0731

  • For more information, please contact:

    Public Affairs Imperial Oil
    Phone: (416)968-4875


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