Access Communications Co-operative Announces Fiscal 2018 Results
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Regina, SK – The Annual General Meeting of Access Communications Co-operative was held January 22, 2019 simultaneously in Access studios across the province. Members of the Co-operative as well as members of the public were invited to attend.
Access Communications announced it continued to expand last year and now serves over 235 communities and 160,000 sq. km of rural areas in Saskatchewan. In 2018, the Co-operative invested over $22.4 million into its state-of-the-art Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) network and services in our communities as part of a five-year $120 million investment plan. Throughout continued growth, Access Communications remains a strong local Saskatchewan co-operative, staying true to its founding principles.
“It was my privilege to chair a very dedicated and effective board this past year. And what a year it was! Not only did Access achieve good financial results and continue to grow in a very competitive industry and challenging provincial economy, we also celebrated 40 years of service to the people of Saskatchewan,” reported Dick DeRyk, 2018 Chair of the Access Communications Board of Directors. “In my five years on the board, I’ve been constantly amazed and sometimes dazzled by how quickly this industry changes. Yet what matters most at Access remains constant: Community is the heart of all we do.”
The Board of Directors of Access Communications Co-operative is pleased to announce that Brenda Watson has been elected Chair of the Board for 2019. Brenda Watson is a Chartered Accountant and a partner at Baker Watson Chartered Accountants based in Regina. She also has past board experience with the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus.
Four directors were elected to Access Communications Board of Directors at the annual general meeting.
Steve Compton is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the YMCA of Regina, Saskatchewan. He is a former CEO of the Regina Food Bank.
David Dekker has 40 years of broadcasting experience and has retired from being the owner/manager of CJNB in the Battlefords.
Heidi Pearson is the Vice President and Member of the Senior Management Team at Harvard Developments Inc. in Regina.
Karen Smith is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Better Business Bureau of Saskatchewan and a Director at the Regina Community Clinic.
About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative is one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies, but we do so much more than provide reliable, affordable Internet, television, telephone and security services. What makes Access unique is our involvement in the communities we serve, especially through our Access7 community channels.
Access Communications began serving customers in 1978. Over the past 40 years, we have grown into a province-wide co-operative serving over 235 communities and 160,000 sq. km of rural areas in Saskatchewan. As a not-for-profit co-operative, we invest 100% of our earnings right back into the communities and rural areas where we live and do business.
ACCESS COMMUNICATIONS: 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brenda Watson (Chair), Regina
Alan Bachynski, Regina
Steve Compton, Regina
David Dekker, North Battleford
Dick DeRyk, Yorkton
Patrick Kelly, Regina
James Lainton, Estevan
Kama Leier, Regina
Doreen Polischuk, La Ronge
Hiedi Pearson, Regina
Karen Smith, Regina
Twila Walkeden, Weyburn
For more information contact:
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306-565-5352; toll free: 1-866-211-6334 ext. 5352