Westerner Park Foundation was recently developed to support the future sustainability of Westerner Park. (Advocate file photo)

Westerner Park Foundation was recently developed to support the future sustainability of Westerner Park. (Advocate file photo)

Westerner Park Foundation sets initial $9-million target

To support the future sustainability of Westerner Park

Westerner Park Foundation was recently created to promote, fundraise, and invest in initiatives to support the future sustainability of Westerner Park.

The foundation’s initial target is to raise $9 million in support of capital programs, and proceeds from the first annual Cowboy Kicks event on Sept. 18 will go to support the capital campaign.

Inaugural leaders of the foundation include: chair John Donald; vice-chair Lyn Radford; treasurer Ingrid Anderson; Terry Coutts; Chris Warren; Rod Kennedy; Deb Beck (Westerner Park board chair); Scott Wyzykoski (Westerner Park Board member); and Mike Olesen (Westerner Park CEO).

The mission of the foundation is to ensure that Westerner Park will continue to serve the public by enhancing the quality of life for central Albertans, advancing the agriculture industry, and generating economic benefit for our community.

“Westerner Park is a hub in our community, where central Albertans gather to celebrate, for trade and to host numerous fundraisers. Therefore, it is critical that its facilities and events thrive in the future,” said chair John Donald in a statement.

“As stewards of the foundation, we will make sure that all donations and funds raised are directed to support our key pillars – innovation and events, capital programs, and education and community engagement, to help our community continue to grow.”



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