The Kale Porteous Memorial Splash Park project in Bow Island, Alberta got a $5,000 boost by winning the most votes in the Clean Fields, Community Yields bonus.
We're thrilled that we were able to help such a worthy cause get closer to its funding goal.
The Clean Fields, Community Yields program was born when FMC staff saw a need to support community organizations and projects affected by COVID-19 disruptions. FMC territory managers asked retailers to choose worthy charities to receive a portion of the sales of any FMC fall herbicide sold locally before October 31. Richardson Bow Island chose the Kale Porteous Memorial Splash Park as its charity.
FMC wanted to do even better and announced a $5,000 bonus to be given to one of the charities. Over 1,200 people across Western Canada voted and the winner was Bow Island with 800 votes.
“The Town of Bow Island very much appreciates everyone’s support of the Kale Porteous Splash Park,” says Gordon Reynolds, mayor of Bow Island. “We are especially grateful to FMC, Richardson Pioneer and all their customers in this area for backing this great community project.”
Fundraising for the splash park is ongoing.
“Kale was a very special boy who touched so many lives and to receive so much support to build a splash park in his honor is very heartwarming,” says Chantel Timmons of the Troy Loney Charity Golf Classic, which is also raising money for the splash park. “Thank you to FMC and our local Richardson Pioneer for choosing our cause. The support for this project to come to fruition in the community of Bow Island has been unprecedented.”
Kale loved farming and he was a big hockey fan. The splash park will be another fitting way to remember Kale and the joy he brought.