City looking for Canada 150 projects

City has $25,000 in cash to be doled out to projects that celebrate Canada

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City of Red Deer has $25,000 available for imaginative ideas to celebrate Canada’s 150th.

The one-time fund is for Canada 150 activities and initiatives to be held in Red Deer no later than the end of the year. The city is looking for ideas that celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in a way that will foster a sense of belonging, support, meaningful reconciliation and leave a lasting legacy now and for future generations.

“Our community’s unique culture is conveyed through artistic expression, creative citizens, public art, natural and built heritage features, cultural heritage, festivals, special events, and more,” says Tara O’Donnell, Culture Superintendent.

A maximum of $5,000 per submission is available and applications must meet at least one of these Canada 150 goals:

•Encourage participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation;

•Inspire a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that have shaped our community; or

•Build a vibrant and healthy community with the broadest possible engagement of all Red Deerians, including indigenous peoples; groups that reflect our cultural diversity; youth; and official language minorities.

Applications for the Community Culture Opportunities Canada 150 Fund grant program can be submitted until Dec. 31, 2017, or until funds have been fully expended.

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