EQUS Members Support Rimbey Students

EQUS Members Support Rimbey Students

Students and parents in Rimbey are enjoying new concrete picnic tables in the courtyard at Rimbey Junior Senior High School thanks to EQUS members and community volunteers. 

The Rimbey Junior Senior High School Foundation was awarded Operation Round Up funds for their Courtyard Beautification project which included the installation of four concrete picnic tables, three of which were funded by EQUS members through Operation Round Up. The seating provides space for students to socialize and work outdoors, and also can be used by parents and students at the elementary school and playground next door. 

The project was completed in August, just in time for back to school. A local company donated the concrete, and volunteers worked to build the pads for each table. Operation Round Up funds purchased three tables and covered the delivery of the tables. 

"The funds received from Operation Round Up were used to purchase three of the concrete picnic tables, and our own fundraising funds were used to purchase the fourth. Without the Operation Round Up funds we would have only been able to purchase on table every few years. It was wonderful to be able to put four tables up at one time." - Lysbeth Peter, Rimbey Jr. Sr. High School Foundation

Thank you, to the 97% of EQUS members who round their bills up each month to fund projects like this one, in our rural communities.


Pictured: The tables being delivered to their concrete pads (above), and the completed project (below)

Operation Round Up is a program that provides grants to initiatives that support rural youth and seniors using funds raised from participating EQUS members rounding their monthly bills up to the nearest dollar. Operation Round Up funds are awarded by a committee that consists of the EQUS CEO, one representative from the EQUS Board of Directors, and three EQUS members. The committee meets quarterly to review applications and award funding of up to $5,000 per initiative. 

Learn more about Operation Round Up on our website.

Members are free to purchase electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit http://www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310.4822 (toll free in Alberta).