(L to R) Roger VanHaren, Surface Landman, Vesta; Chad Kobi, Construction Superintendent, Vesta; Vern Crone :Production Manager, Vesta; Mayor Grant Creasey, Community Economic Development Manager Guy Lapointe; and Jason Canty, Production Superintendent, Vesta, at the cheque presentation event at City Hall. (Photo submitted by the City of Lacombe)

City of Lacombe partners with Vesta to support community initiatives

Mayor Creasey yesterday a $20,000 contribution from Vern Crone, production manager for Vesta Energy

Mayor Creasey yesterday accepted a $20,000 contribution from Vern Crone, production manager for Vesta Energy, for the City’s community partnership fund.

“We very much appreciate Vesta’s ongoing investments in our community,” said Mayor Grant Creasey. “Their generosity allows us to continue supporting various community-based programs during these challenging economic times.”

“Vesta is a responsible energy company in the area, and we are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate by creating jobs, supporting local suppliers and using local services whenever possible,” said Vern Crone. “We are proud to support service groups and cultural activities that bring people together, to create strong and vibrant communities.”

Vesta’s latest sponsorship builds on the nearly $40,000 the energy company has dedicated to the community in the past few years, through their support of the 2019 Allan Cup championship, the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival, and the year-end fireworks displays.

The funds will be disbursed to a number of community organizations in 2020 to improve the quality of life in Lacombe. The recipients include:

  • Family Day – Lacombe and District FCSS – $750
  • Encore – City of Lacombe – $3,000
  • Music in the Park – Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation – $2,000
  • Blacksmithing – Lacombe and District Historical Soceity – $2,500
  • Canada Day – Lacombe Tourism – $3,000
  • Culture and Harvest Festival – Lacombe Tourism – $3,000
  • Light up the Night – Lacombe Tourism – $1,250
  • Connex – Lacombe and District FCSS – $4,000

“This sponsorship represents an exciting opportunity for our community,” said Guy Lapointe, the City’s community economic development manager. “It is possible this model could be replicated to support a variety of events and programs by allowing prospective sponsors to commit funds in a one-stop shop style format.”

-Submitted by the City of Lacombe

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Lacombe Kinsmen celebrate 100 years in Canada

Club will also be celebrating 70 years in Lacombe later in 2020

Lacombe Community Refugee Effort hopes to reunite more of the Al Omar family

Bashar Al Omar’s brother is currently living in Lebanon

Town of Blackfalds looking for input to reduce environmental impact

Infrastructure services asks for input on how the strategy will address environmental concerns

Ryon Holmedal brings Tethers to the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre

Tethers is multidisciplinary musical experience

WATCH: Night Among the Stars Celebrity Dance-off supports Lacombe BBBS

Over $12,000 raised for Dancer’s Edge Parents Association and Lacombe BBBS

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

‘Nothing surprises us anymore:’ U.S. border officials find brain in package

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the brain packed in a glass mason jar in a Canada Post shipment

Eyes on police after Trudeau orders blockades torn down, injunctions enforced

The RCMP in B.C. have sent a letter to the traditional leaders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

Alberta doctors getting ready for court fight against new pay, benefits deal

United Conservative government says Alberta doctors make more than physicians in other provinces

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

Trudeau: Time for blockades to end and Indigenous leaders to work with government

Prime minister says situation in Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute is ‘unacceptable and untenable’

Canadians released from coronavirus-ridden cruise ship in Japan fly home

Those who were cleared to travel are to be screened again at Canadian Forces Base Trenton

Study says flu vaccine protected most people during unusual influenza season

Test-negative method was pioneered by the BC Centre for Disease Control in 2004

Most Read