Redfern Farm Services and owner Ray Redfern have contributed greatly to our community in so many ways - from major financial contributions to facilities such as our new recreation centre, to sponsoring events such as Rural Women's Day last October, to spearheading improvements such as rebuilding the beach area in conjunction with Friends of Rivers Lake by providing manpower and equipment. Just as important, the company employees live in and contribute to the community through such activities as coaching hockey, volunteer fire-dept members, Town Councillors,directors of service clubs such as the LionsClub, Rivers and Area Community Foundation, Ladies Legion Auxiliary, Health Auxiliary, Valleyview Snow Riders Club with board members plus housing and maintenance facilities for grooming equipment.
The money would be vested with the Rivers and Area Community Foundation and granted out in perpetuity to forever benefit Rivers and the surrounding area. The RACF, since forming 7 years ago, has contributed to the growth of 28 community organizations within the Oak River, Rapid City and Rivers area. Agriculture will be around forever, and though it will evolve and change, the need will be always be there. So too, will this contribution be able to forever contribute to the changing needs of our strong and growing community.