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Truck, outreach programming among uses for provincial funds – Lethbridge Herald

February 6th, 2024

Two local non-profit organizations are among the 260 benefiting from the Community Initiatives Program grant provided by the government of Alberta across the province.

In a recent press conference held in Calgary, Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women, Tanya Fir announced the government was distributing $9.9 million in grants to non-profit organizations across the province and said from Peace River to Lethbridge, successful recipients are helping to create opportunities for Albertans to get involved in causes they believe in, as well as facilitate social, recreational and cultural programs that enrich our communities.

“Non-profit organizations deliver programming that make our communities brighter and more meaningful places to live, work and play. They help make a difference in our lives allowing us to participate in sport, recreation, cultural programs and activities, they also work to address important causes and encourage us all to get involved,” said Fir.

One such organization is the Oldman Watershed Council, which received $25,000 through the CIP grant and executive director Shannon Frank told the Herald Monday, thanks to the funding received they were able to purchase a used truck.

“We needed a truck so we could do our field work. We do a lot of land restoration projects and been working a lot outside in the fields,” said Frank.

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