Four Alberta communities were recently awarded grants as part of the Rural Communities Foundation grant.

Out of the 100,000-dollar grant, the Wembley and District Agricultural Society was awarded $25,000 for new flooring in their community recreation centre. The former curling rink has been turned into a multi-purpose room for weddings, trade shows, conferences and dance festivals. The addition of the new flooring to the 7,000 sq. ft. space will make it more aesthetically pleasing and allow it to be used for competitive basketball, volleyball and other sporting events.

The other recipients included the Cotillion Butte Recreation Association to put towards their hall replacement, the Friends of Morrin School Council for the renovation of the old school gymnasium to a community and school hub, and the new Brigden Community Association for their new community hall.

The mandate of the foundation is to improve the sustainability of farmers and ranchers in Alberta by improving access to funding for educational, recreational and cultural facilities and programs in Alberta.

More information on the projects can be found at

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