Government investment in Camp Alexo, which is run by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District, topped $95,000 after a recent announcement.
Blake Richards, Wild Rose MP, and Earl Dreeshen, Red Deer MP, on behalf of Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification announced financial support for upgrades to the camp located near Nordegg.
The investment of $95,00 will enhance services offered at the camp. Founded in 1984, the camp has provided youth in Central Alberta with affordable camp experiences and recreational opportunities.
Renovations to the facility’s restrooms will help accommodate the increasing number of youth and families who visit the camp.
“We are thrilled to receive this investment from the Community Infrastructre Improvement Fund,” said David Murphy, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Red Deer and District and Red Deer Youth and Volunteer Centre Executive Director.
“The buildings a Camp Alexo are over 20 years old and this will enable us to continue to provide quality outdoor wilderness experience to the many children an youth who attend our camp each year. Investing in our facilities is investing in the future of our children and youth.”