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Kwantlen Farmers Market given grant


May 4, 2010
By Dave Harrison

May 6, 2010, Langley, B.C. – The
Langley Community Farmers Market, held
at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus, has received a
grant of
$3,000 from Coast Capital Savings Credit Union.



May 6, 2010, Langley, B.C. – The Langley Community Farmers Market , held
at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus, has received a grant of
$3,000 from Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. The grant was awarded as part
of the Coast Capital Savings Community Investment program, and will be used
specifically to develop a strategic plan to bolster the market’s commitment to
the Langley communities. The plan will help develop the future ideas of the
market and build on a successful foundational year.

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“It is terrific that the Langley Community Farmers Market has been given
support by Canada’s second largest credit union,” said Gary Jones, president of
the Market Society and Kwantlen horticulture instructor. “This award will help
the market develop its long-term commitment to the customers and vendors who
see real value in a local venue for high quality ‘make it, bake it or grow it’
goods. With many markets failing after just one year, and a high percentage
failing within five years, the directors have already begun developing a
strategic plan with the intent to secure the presence of the market for many
years to come.”

Coast Capital Savings is Canada’s second largest credit union with total
assets under administration of $12.9 billion, more than 425,000 members and 50
branches in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island regions of
British Columbia.

Langley Community Farmers Market Society (LCFMS) is a non-profit
organization that coordinates the Farmers Market with its operations based on
the Kwantlen Langley campus. It contributes to the economic viability of local
farms and businesses, allows producers and customers to interact and provides
public education about food security and availability.

The market opens for the 2010 season on Wednesday, May 26th at
3 p.m. 


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