Plans for ECHO Energy Stage unveiled

Proceeds generated through Echo Energy are returned to the Echo Energy Community Fund

  • Oct. 20, 2016 8:00 p.m.

BY KALISHA MENDONSA

Lacombe Express

Community economic development organization ECHO Lacombe Association is proud to announce a funding support for their first community project the new ECHO Energy Stage.

The new stage will be located in the Lacombe Memorial Centre (LMC) courtyard. The new performance space will be central for the Music in the Park series and will serve as a community stage for future performances.

“We are thrilled to team up with the Echo Lacombe Association for the construction of this much-needed outdoor stage,” said Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation representative Ellen Corea.

“It is wonderful to be associated with an organization that shares the same enthusiasm we do in supporting the arts in Lacombe. Many of us are Echo Energy account holders, and for us it is great to see that a community project like this can be made possible simply by paying our gas or electricity bill.”

The program was introduced as a community project association earlier this year, with representatives from the City of Lacombe, Burman University, the Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce as well as five members of the public.

The group exists to foster collaboration between community stakeholders as they work towards the common goal of improving quality of life, improving relationships between businesses in the community, promoting sustainable growth and developing a safe, inclusive, vibrant and healthy community.

We have been searching for a project that would help demonstrate the potential involved with our group and the Echo Energy initiative,” said ECHO Lacombe Association President Drayton Bussiere. “We feel that we have unearthed the perfect opportunity with the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation.”

Bussiere went on to say Echo Energy is an innovative program where residents are able to support a local energy retailer, whose profits are returned to the community and are used to support local community groups.

The Echo Lacombe Association (ELA) achieved not-for-profit status earlier this year. According to the Echo Energy web site, the City of Lacombe established the organization in 2013 as a new utility services retailer.

Proceeds generated through Echo Energy are returned to the Echo Energy Community Fund that in turn are used to promote projects such as the new stage in the LMC courtyard.

news@lacombeexpress.com

 

Just Posted

Central Alberta and beyond to benefit from the success of Gord Bamford’s event

Canadian country music star recording artist Gord Bamford raised a total of $469,720

Lacombe, Red Deer and Ponoka counties launch agricultural plastics recycling program

The three counties signed an agreement with Merlin Plastics

Charity BBQ supports Lacombe man involved in motorcycle crash

100 per cent of funds raised goes to support Lyndon Geates recovery

UPDATED: Gord Bamford Foundation Charity Gala brings the stars to Central Alberta

The Gala raises money for various children’s charities throughout Canada

Lacombe Chamber announces scholarship winners

Andrew and Carter have shown commitment to the community

UPDATED: Gord Bamford Foundation Charity Gala brings the stars to Central Alberta

The Gala raises money for various children’s charities throughout Canada

Team Canada’s next game postponed at Little League World Series

They’re back in action on Wednesday against Peurto Rico

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

Said he and Trump arranged payment to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election

Former Trump aide Paul Manafort found guilty of eight charges

A mistrial has been declared for the other 10 charges against him

Canada’s team chasing elusive gold medal at women’s baseball World Cup

Canada, ranked No. 2 behind Japan, opens play Wednesday against No. 10 Hong Kong

WATCH: Paradise Shore’s lawyer granted adjournment of SDAB hearing

Appellant asks for stop work order of RV development

Kim XO is Black Press Media’s fashionista

Starting Sept. 7, stylist Kim XO will host Fashion Fridays on the Life channel on Black Press Media

Feds agree to look at easing jury secrecy as part of review

At issue is a law that forbids jurors from talking about closed-door deliberations

Most Read