Our History
January 15, 2019

Co-operatives have a long history of serving members in Western Canada. In the early 20th century, people worked together to create retail co-operatives in many towns in the four western Canadian provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia).
We pride ourselves on our customer service and invite you to visit a location closest to you. When you visit, we strive to make you feel like “You’re at home here.”

A Brief History

1930 – Incorporated as Outlook Co-op Association

On January 1, 1930, the Outlook Co-op Association was incorporated.

1956 – Becomes Rudy Fertile Co-op Association

In 1956, the Outlook Co-op Association amalgamated with Broderick and Glenside Co-operatives, and was renamed Rudy Fertile Co-op Association.

1969 – Becomes Riverbend Co-operative Association

In 1969, Rudy Fertile Co-op Association amalgamated with Beechy, Demaine and Loreburn. At this this time, the association was renamed to Riverbend Co-operative Limited.

2008 – Amalgamation with Kenaston Co-operative Association

On November 1, 2008, Riverbend and Kenaston Co-ops amalgamated.

2010 – Amalgamation with Davidson Co-operative Association

On November 1, 2010, Riverbend and Davidson Co-ops amalgamated.

2013 – Amalgamation with Coteau Co-operative Association

On November 1, 2013 Riverbend and Coteau (Wiseton) Co-ops amalgamated.

2018 – Purchase of Gardiner Dam Terminal Ag Services

On December 19, 2018, Riverbend Co-operative Ltd. purchased the GDT Ag Services locations in Broderick, Tullis and Strongfield.

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