Legacy Co-op announced its donation of $100,000 towards Yorkton’s Historic Flour Mill on Feb. 3. “As part of our community donations and sponsorship programs, the Board of Directors approved sponsorship for the naming rights of the Event Centre in the new structure,” stated Bruce Thurston, Legacy Co-op’s General Manager. “We are very much a community minded business and this fits well with our guiding statements to build stronger communities,” continued Thurston.
Kenn Propp, President of Harvest Meats, talks about the importance of preserving Yorkton's heritage, and the mill's role in the long history of food processing in Yorkton. Mr. Propp announced a commitment of $100,000 by his company to the mill capital campaign.
In the fall of 2019, Yorkton City Council approved a grant program for the Brick Mill Society which will consist of matching donations to a maximum of $300,000.
All donations and fundraising will be matched by the city, making this is a good time to make a donation to the Brick Mill Society. Every dondation will receive a tax deductible receipt and be matched by the City of Yorkton.
Socially-distanced Brick Mill volunteers, including Yorkton Tribal Council Chief Isabel O'Soup and others from YTC, got together on August 19 to rake the grounds at the brick mill in preparation for grass seeding, and to look after the flowers and trees already planted. Chief O'Soup made a presentation of $2,000 to the Brick Mill Society to support the preservation and development of the mill site. Accepting the contribution was Board Chair Vern Brown.