Grant Recipients

Westlock County acknowledges the outstanding contributions of our community members and organizations that help make our community such an amazing place.

These are the recipients of the 2017 Capital Grant awards.

Jarvie Community Council - Community Centre Accessibility and Drainage
The Jarvie Community Centre required sloping to correct drainage from the building as well as construction of a proper ramp, sidewalks and accessibility for all to enter the centre.  Cost savings with local contractors allowed for a set of accessible doors and additional ramps to be installed at the second entrance.   

Busby Community League - Community Hall Renovation
The Busby Community League has undertaken a project to ensure the continuation of their hall as it is the hub of the community by bringing the kitchen up to current commercial standards.  Over 5000 people use the facility each year including Busby Elemenary for the hot lunch program, the preschool, Gymkhana, Minor Ball and 4H.  Other upgrades including lighting, electrial and painting were also included in the hall project.

P.A.C.O AG Society - Community Hall Barrier Free Access Ramp, Doorway and Entranceway
The members and directors of the P.A.C.O AG Society work towards improving the hall and being compliant with building codes and safety.  Combining the Rick Hansen Access 4 All Grant with the Capital Grant allowed for these structural and safety improvements allowing all users to attend social functions, the Library, community meetings and any fitness activities held at the hall.

These are the recipients of the 2017 Project Grant awards.

Busby Community League/Minor ball Association - Ball Diamond upgrades
The Busby Ball Diamonds located in the sports grounds are owned by the busby Community League and 20+ years old, with an active vibrate community recreational activities are predominate and well used.  With upgraded fencing and dugouts Busby Ball Diamonds can host league play, tournaments and fun ball for all active members and surrounding community groups.

Cache Park Bat and Bird Conservancy - Bat & Bird Viewing Shelter and Kiosk
In 2016 the conservancy opened and is the first of its kind in Alberta this 20 acre reserve protects and enhances valuable bat foraging and roosting along the Pembina river.  Bat Condos were errected to establish large maternal colonies adding a weatherproof shelter allows for viewing in all seasons and serves as a kiosk to display information and register our visitors.  

Westlock & District Tractor Museum Foundation - Tractor Talk Time

Tractor Talk Time is an innovative way to provide programming to the community while addressiong sustainability for our local museum.  The program creates public awareness and draws new interest from the public to listen and view our past by knowledgable residents and farmers.  This monthly program joins our community and gives an opportunity to share, discuss and learn about tractors and our agricultural impact as a region.

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