It appears that the Cugnet family have appeared in ‘A Christmas Carol’ this holiday season.
The movie sees ghosts of Christmas past, present and future appear, but there was definitely no Scrooge on site. On December 19, Crescent Point Energy donated a total of $185,000 to the community of Weyburn in memory of Ken Cugnet, who passed away earlier this year. The family participated in choosing the three organizations which would receive the donations. Ken's wife, Joanne Bannatyne Cugnet, along with the family were present for the donations.
"Our whole family was just entirely touched that they would choose to do this, and the fact that they gave the choice of charities to our family," she said.
The recipients, according to Joanne, were representative of the past, present and future of the Weyburn Community. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #47, which is representing the past, received $40,000 to aid in the repairs to the roof of the hall. The present was represented by Nickle Lake Regional Park. A total of $120,000 was donated to help with the development of new campsites for the area. The park has seen an increasing demand of people wanting to camp over the summer holidays. Lastly, representing the future, the Cugnet family chose to create a bursary of $2,000 for 12 years to graduates from Weyburn Comprehensive High School. The bursary will be awarded to a student who chooses to pursue studies in petroleum engineering or geology.
Crescent Point Energy staff were pleased to work alongside with the Cugnet Family, in making these donations possible.
CP representative, Dale Rinas commented, "For us to be able to have these donations today in the memory of Ken is really gratifying."