The City of Lacombe has given seven new programs funding as part of their 2022 Recreation and Culture Grant Program. The grant is awarded to initiatives that enhance the quality of life of residents through recreation or culture.

“The City is excited to collaborate with community organizations to give residents opportunities to enjoy recreation and culture experiences in supportive physical and social environments,” said Manager of Community Development, Sandi Stewart. “The approved projects will benefit many in our community. Those with dementia can become active mentally and physically. Community families can enjoy spending time together. Programs encourage teens to be active, promoting free, inclusive recreation opportunities. Plus, everyone can learn about local indigenous history and cultural practices through the Historical Society’s new program.”

Here’s a look at where the funds are going:

  • $1,000 to the Lacombe & District Rikubetsu Friendship Society for their Japanese Calligraphy and Tea Cultural Experience program.
  • $1,600 for the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre’s Family Dance program and $1,250 for their Music for People with Dementia program.
  • $1,500 for the Wolf Creek Primary Care Network’s Community Gardening for Dementia program.
  • $2,500 for the Lacombe & District Family and Community Support Services Teen Day Trips program.
  • $1,665 for the Lacombe Athletic Park Association’s 12-17-Ultimate Frisbee Club at the ME Global Athletic Park.
  • $7,500 for the Lacombe and District Historical Society’s Indigenous History Community Programming.

Grant submissions that were considered totaled at $26,946.80. In total the program, awarded out $17,015 that means there is $2,985 left that can still be applied for. For more information on how you can apply, click here.