Community to benefit from Recreation and Culture Grant allocations

The City has approved a number of grants, but is still seeking applicants for the remainder of the funding available.

  • Apr. 4, 2017 4:00 p.m.

The City of Lacombe is pleased to announce projects approved to receive funding from the 2017 Recreation and Culture Grant Program, which supports new local programs and services that enhance the quality of life of Lacombe residents through recreation and/or culture. This is the fourth year of the grant program.

“We are excited to collaborate with these organizations to provide fun new recreation and culture opportunities through this grant program,” said Recreation and Culture Manager Sandi Stewart. “The approved 2017 projects will benefit many in our community; local youth can enjoy new unique activities during Lacombe Days and the proposed indoor mini-stick rink at Youth Unlimited, families can enjoy spending time together playing badminton, and everyone can learn about heritage arts through the Lacombe and District Historical Society’s new gardening project.”

The City provided $8000 to facilitate the 2017 Recreation and Culture Grant Program. Grant submissions totalling almost $22,000 were received for consideration, and the Lacombe and District Recreation Parks and Culture Board approved the allocation of $5248.

Below is a list of organizations who received funding through the 2017 Recreation and Culture Grant Program:

-Lacombe Days, youth event – $1000

-Lacombe Rotary Daybreak Club, family badminton – $700

-YU Turn, indoor mini-stick rink – $3000

-Lacombe Historical Society, heritage gardening – $548

Community groups are encouraged to apply for the $2752 in grant funds still available at


Just Posted

UPDATE: Man dead after being shot by police

Incident, where officers discharged their firearm, took place near Bashaw Thursday morning

Triple murder trial set to get underway after delays

Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank charged with Castor-area murders; trial starts this morning in Red Deer

Canada Winter Games to benefit from Celebrity Dance Off

‘Celebrity’ dancers named for next year’s event in Red Deer

Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce awards see almost 200

Chamber awards celebrate the successes of local businesses

Red Deer Royals hope to appeal to Trudeau for funding

Show band is $600,000 short in fundraising efforts for the Kinsmen Fieldhouse

WATCH: Lacombe voters eager to get to the polls

Lacombe voters are out today to decide who will represent their interests in the community

Amazon gets 238 proposals for 2nd headquarters

Submissions were due last week. Online retailer has said tax breaks and grants would be factors

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

Berry disappointed: Bear tries to eat fake fruit on woman’s door wreath

A Winnipeg woman has taken her berry-embellished wreath down, after a hungry bear visited her porch

Three-car pile-up on Northstar Drive and 58th Street

No injuries reported at Thursday afternoon incident

4 B.C. prisons install body scanners to combat drug smuggling

The scanners are aimed to combat the smuggling of contraband including weapons and drugs

Outspoken Mountie assigned to admin duties for refusing to shave goatee

The 15-year veteran of the force said he believes the RCMP is targeting him

Victim in fatal ammonia leak remembered for his passion and smile

Friends and colleagues remember Lloyd Smith as someone who was always willing to help people

Plane lands on Highway 97 near Prince George

Pilot safely makes emergency landing on a highway

Most Read