Last week Pat Stier, MLA Livingstone-Macleod, had the honour of presenting three cheques to local organizations on behalf of the Provincial Government. It has been a while since Pat had this pleasure as our previous government had a policy of not allowing our elected MLA to do this job unless he was a member of the PC Party.
Thankfully that has now changed and the face we voted for to represent our area has the opportunity to deliver these government cheques from the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) grants.
The first stop was at the Royal Canadian Legion in Turner Valley where a cheques for $10,000 was received by Ray MacGregor and Linda Macauley. These funds will go towards the repair of the waterlines in the aging building
The next stop was at the Oilfields Curling Club where a cheque for $13,595 was presented to Kerri Gallup and Jane Libbus to go towards the installation of a reverse osmosis system to purify the water for the ice. This curling club is reputed to have the best ice in Southern Alberta.
The final stop on the leg of good fortune was to present the South Country Trappers with a huge cheque for $35,139 to help towards covering the cost of their two day Rendezvous that was held last July 1st and 2nd in Pincher Creek. The Rendezvous hosted over 600 people from the Alberta Association of Trappers and was a showcase, trade show, auction and seminar event. The people in the photograph below receiving the cheque are Sarah and Rod Graham with their children, Russell and Ally.
Community Facility Enhancement Program
The Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) assists with fostering the unique characteristics of Alberta’s many communities. The aim of the program is to:
- Reinvest revenues generated from provincial lotteries into communities
- Empower local citizens and community organizations to work together
- Respond to local needs
The maximum amount per application (one facility) is $125,000 per fiscal year.