With plenty of hot days through this summer scenes like this played out often this year.  Although scheduled to close for the season on Labour Day Monday, Sept. 4th the City of Red Deer has decided to keep the pool open longer because of a maintenance shutdown at the Michener Centre Pool and the continuing fine weather. “We’ve had amazing attendance, the beautiful weather this summer has made for really busy days.” Said City of Red Deer recreation superintendent Barb McKee. “With the beautiful weather we’re going to extend out as long as weather will permit.” The Blue Grass Central Spray Park will also remain open as long as the weather permits said McKee. See video online at reddeeradvocate.com (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Red Deer recreation enhancement grant moves online

All applications for the City of Red Deer’s Community Recreation Enhancement Grant will be submitted online for fall 2021.

This grant program provides funding to enhance the delivery of community recreation programs, services and events in the city.

Applications are accepted two times per year. Completed applications must be submitted prior to the deadlines of noon on April 1 or Oct. 1 of the funding year.

In 2020, the City of Red Deer awarded about $100,000 to community sport and recreation groups.

“We encourage community groups to access the second application intake, of Oct. 1, in order to help them carry out their goals of providing recreation opportunities to the community,” said Barb McKee, recreation superintendent.

“These funds may be more valuable than ever as our community organizations navigate in the wake of COVID-19, and we are proud to offer this resources to our community groups.”

Visit www.reddeer.ca/RecreationGrants for more information and to access the online application tool.

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