Arts, music and sports organizations among groups receiving funding

More than a dozen groups serving Didsbury residents have received funding totaling $21,779

DIDSBURY- City Council has approved funding for the 2022 Community Grants Program totaling $21,779 for more than a dozen local groups and organizations.

The decision was made by motion at the recent regular council meeting, held in person and on YouTube.

After being reviewed by the Strategic Planning Commission, the grant applications were submitted to the board for consideration on June 28.

Friends of the Library received $1,588 for utility costs related to the book sale location.

Heart2U Didsbury received $1,588 for Christmas food basket funding.

The Didsbury High School Band Society received $1,350 for orchestra concert and composition costs.

Didsbury Aqua Jets received $1,588 towards swimming competition facility rental costs.

The Ropes & Rein 4-H Club received $397 for the rental of a spring clinic and agricultural facility.

Didsbury Minor Softball received $1,588 for dugout upgrades at Jets Diamond.

The Didsbury Lions Club received $1,588 to support the community bus service.

Make a Wheel Difference received $1,588 for a community fundraising event.

Didsbury Minor Hockey received $1,588 for tournament ice rental.

The Mountain View Colts received $1,588 for transportation costs.

Didsbury Elks received $1,588 for parade and breakfast expenses.

Didsbury Golf Club received $1,588 for practice green improvements.

Didsbury Minor Ball received $1,588 for kit for the new U18 squad.

The Mountain View Arts Society received $1,000 for the 2022 festival, which runs September 10-11.

The Didsbury and District Chamber of Commerce received $1,556 for the town center beautification competition.

A request for $1,000 from the Alberta CO2 Shooting Club was denied because the use of air guns contravenes Regulation 2007-27 – Prohibition of Throwing Devices.

Committee members also only reviewed the spring clinical portion of the Ropes & Kidneys 4-H Club application, valued at $500, not an additional $1,000 application for the rental of a installation outside Didsbury.

Deputy Mayor Curt Engel chaired the recent council meeting in place of Mayor Rhonda Hunter, who was not present due to a family matter.

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