Grant for equipment

Alberta Blue Cross has announced that the Town of Blackfalds has been selected to receive a $50,000 grant to fund new outdoor fitness

  • Jan. 23, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Alberta Blue Cross has announced that the Town of Blackfalds has been selected to receive a $50,000 grant to fund new outdoor fitness equipment at the Abbey Centre.

The Town of Blackfalds is one of four organizations across the province to receive grants through the first year of the Alberta Blue Cross Healthy Communities Grant Program.

Through the program, Alberta Blue Cross has committed to investing $1 million over a five-year period to promote active living across Alberta.

Four $50,000 grants are being awarded each year to support community amenities and facilities that promote active living, with a particular emphasis on children. To ensure province-wide representation, the grants are split with one for Edmonton, one for Calgary, one for secondary cities and one for rural communities.

Blackfalds received the grant for the rural communities category. Funds will go towards the purchase and installation of outdoor fitness equipment at the Abbey Centre, Blackfalds’ new field house facility that is set to open in early 2014.

The equipment will be free to use for all residents and visitors.

-Vossen