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Inland Aggregates awarded 2020 ASGA Award of Excellence

The charity event raised $43,000


January 11, 2020
By Jay Koblun
Bill Gowdy presenting Kent Majeau the 2020 ASGA Award of Excellence.

Inland Aggregates received the third annual 2020 Alberta Sand and Gravel Association Award of Excellence at ASGA’s 2020 conference for hosting their charity event “West Country Hearth Attack”. Bill Gowdy presented the award to Kent Majeau in Edmonton.

John Ashton, executive director of ASGA said the award is given to a gravel producer who exemplifies outstanding leadership and is involved with their community.

“Companies can make submissions online to us, detailing some sort of outstanding community involvement they’ve undertaken throughout the year,” said Ashton. “This year it was Inland’s race and obstacle course that received the award.”

Inland Aggregates website says the West Country Hearth Attack is a fun way of rallying families in support of their community. The event pushes its participants to navigate obstacles to reach a finish line, but ultimately, it’s what the event supports that makes it so meaningful. Community members from Villeneuve participate in this race to raise funds for the West Sturgeon People Aging in Place Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit that owns and operates West Country Hearth, an assisted living senior’s complex in Villeneuve.

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“There’s no specific category for this award, it’s been left wide open, so you can put in applications for anything and I encourage you all to participate this upcoming year,” said Gowdy. “It can be on things like community relationships, stewardship, reclamation, safety.”

Majeau said the charity event was a complete success.

“The 2019 race was 7.1 kilometres long, had 20 obstacles, included 289 racers and raised $43,000,” he said.