Yorkton and Churchbridge Co-Ops amalgamate

The amalgamated Churchbridge and Yorkton Co-ops have a new name.

The two co-operatives associations which voted to join forces last November have become the Legacy Co-op Association Ltd.

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Gene Krepakevich, Chair of the Board said Friday they held a contest asking for suggestions for a new name which proved very successful attracting more than 500 entries.

“The Board went through all those names,” he said, adding the Legacy name came from one of the employees in Churchbridge.

The name was chosen in part because it will work should the co-op expand through amalgamation again in the future.

“It (the name Legacy), has a certain value to it,” said Krepakevich, adding they are always looking “to grow” in order to continue to “provide services” to its members.

Under the new moniker, the joined Co-op will have a Board of nine members, two from what was the Churchbridge Co-op and seven from the former Yorkton Co-op.

Legacy Co-op will operate with 16 different locations serving 10 communities, said Krepakevich. He added the new entity has about 17,500 “active memberships” and did “business of approximately $105 million last year.”

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