CO-OP’s Community Spaces donates $30,000 to build The Shannon Sharp Learning Circle!

We are pleased to announce that a local Salmon Arm project, The Shannon Sharp Learning Circle will be receiving $30,000 from Co-op’s Community Spaces initiative to help with the construction.

“The Shannon Sharp Learning Circle is a tribute to a beloved teacher and will provide much needed shade and shelter for learning and recreation at Salmon Arm West Elementary. Its circular design reflects our strong connection to our Indigenous community, celebrating the four directions. The staff, students and families at Salmon Arm West are extremely grateful to the Armstrong Regional Co-op, and Co-op Community Spaces for helping us achieve this dream. As Shannon would say, Keep Shining!” – Sharon Langlois, Teacher, Jessa Clark, Teacher – Librarian and Val Edgell, Principal at Salmon Arm West Elementary.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In 2019, the program is providing $2 million to 26 community projects from Vancouver Island to Manitoba. Since 2015, Co-op has donated $8.5 million to 114 projects.

Co-op Community Spaces aims to bring people together, creating places for everyone and building a lasting legacy that benefits our community into the future.

The Armstrong Regional Cooperative is happy to be a contributing partner on projects like this. They reflect the spirit and dedication of the people within our community.

For more information about Co-op Community Spaces or to view the complete list of 2019 funding recipients, visit