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Hospice Society of Camrose receives $2,500 donation from Rooted in the Prairies Project winners Wellspring Seeds Inc.

Photo: Courtesy of The Camrose Booster. Pictured is CANTERRA SEEDS Territory Manager, Duane Briand (centre), presenting $2,500 to Hospice Society of Camrose president Pam Cummer with Wellspring Seeds Inc. owners Stevan and Carol Lindholm (left), and Luke, Quinn, Kla and Erica Lindholm (right).

The Hospice Society of Camrose is receiving a $2,500 donation from CANTERRA SEEDS through the company’s Rooted in the Prairies Project.

Stevan and Carol Lindholm, their son, Luke, and daughter-in-law, Erica, of Wellsprings Seeds Inc., nominated the Hospice Society of Camrose because they believe it’s important that people can get the support they need in times of grief and palliative care.

“There are so many excellent programs available to assist people in the community through the Hospice Society of Camrose,” Carol explains. “They are pivotal in supporting patients and families on their palliative and grief journeys.”

The $2,500 donation will help meet immediate financial needs at the Hospice Society of Camrose, as fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic has been very difficult. This donation will help kickstart a post-COVID fundraising push.

To celebrate 25 years in the seed business, CANTERRA SEEDS launched the Rooted in the Prairies Project in March 2021, with the goal to award ten $2,500 donations to local causes nominated by CANTERRA SEEDS seed grower shareholders and farmers throughout Western Canada.

“We’re very happy with CANTERRA SEEDS products and we’re so proud of them for investing back into the smaller, rural communities that support them and our local farmers,” Carol says.

“Our seed growers are an integral part of our company and their communities,” David Hansen, CANTERRA SEEDS President and CEO, explains. “The Rooted in the Prairies Project is one way we can thank and support them the way they’ve supported us for the last 25 years.”

Formed in 2011, the Hospice Society of Camrose’s volunteers provide multiple different outreach programs including — but not limited to — one-on-one grief support, an iPad loan program and a grief-support walking group.

Stevan, Luke, Carol and Erica have managed Wellspring Seeds for four years but bring a combined 90 years of experience in the seed business and are all active members in the community. Luke and Stevan serve as Directors on the Board of the Wetaskiwin Seed & Grain Cooperative Ltd. and the Board of the Battle River Gas Coop Ltd, respectively, while Carol is one of 100+ trained volunteers with the Hospice Society of Camrose.

All winners from the Rooted in the Prairies Project will be featured in coming weeks on the CANTERRA SEEDS Behind the Seeds blog. For more information about our silver anniversary celebration and company history, visit canterra.com/roots.

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