Youth camp by Mulhurst gets $50k grant

Youth camp by Mulhurst gets $50k grant

County of Wetaskiwin grants funds as application meets criteria

The County of Wetaskiwin granted a substantial amount of Municipal Sustainability Initiative funds to a church youth camp located near Mulhurst Bay during the regular meeting of council Oct. 8.

The MSI grant application was presented to councilors by Director of Parks and Recreation Geoff Lynch.

“Administration has received one (1) additional application from a non-profit community group from the County of Wetaskiwin for the 2019 funding year which is outlined below,” stated Lynch in his report to council.

“Mulhurst Lutheran Church Camp Association Campground Shower House Project, 2019 Funding Requested: $70,901.80, Community Contribution: $10,000.00, Project Budget: $81,000.00, Mulhurst Lutheran Church Camp Association Project Name: Campground Shower House Project.

“The Mulhurst Lutheran Church Camp Association would like to upgrade the Wash/Shower house, as there were some safety concerns as well as a need for better handicap access.

“This project is a new 12’x28’ shower and washroom facility building located at the site of the current building which has been taken down. It consists of four gender-neutral individual stalls with toilet, shower and wash sink; one larger gender-neutral handicap stall; each have independent access. The building will be constructed off site and delivered and installed. This will minimize disruption of programs, keep the grounds free of construction hazards.”

Lynch noted in his report that “On May 6th, 2019 Council approved the 2019 Municipal Capital and Operating Budget which included $200,000.00 for Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Funding.”

Councilor Kathy Rooyakkers noted this facility is not owned by taxpayers.

Lynch responded that the facility does provide a service to the public and while the County of Wetaskiwin usually owns the land, it may not own the buildings located there. Lynch added that councilors previously approved funding to a pool out west which the county doesn’t own.

Rooyakkers responded that there are a lot of churches in the county. “We’re also setting a precedent,” she said. “Not everyone is Lutheran and not everyone will go.”

Lynch stated that the application meets the grant criteria.

Councilors Lyle Seely and Josh Bishop agreed the project is for the youth camp, not the church and Lynch noted the camp is kicking in some of their own funds. Seely noted, however, he felt the applicants should be putting in more than $10,000.

Councilors approved by a 5 to 2 vote to grant $50,000 of MSI funding to the project.

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

The City of Red Deer sits at 249 active cases of the virus, after hitting a peak of 565 active cases on Feb. 22. (Black Press file image)
Red Deer down to 119 active COVID-19 cases

Province identifies 179 new cases Saturday

Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.
Forestburg’s Area 53 Racetrack gears up for action-packed season

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Sabrina Wilde in front of a recently purchased monster truck. Submitted.
Thorsby business women a finalist for 2021 Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurship Award

Sabrina Wilde with Lone Wolf Mechanical is a finalist for the entrepreneurial award.

Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Graduating students in Wetaskiwin throw water fight after being told it could result in suspension

Students were told their participation could result in them being barred from graduation ceremonies.

At an outdoor drive-in convocation ceremony, Mount Royal University bestows an honorary Doctor of Laws on Blackfoot Elder and residential school survivor Clarence Wolfleg in Calgary on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘You didn’t get the best of me’: Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

Clarence Wolfleg receives honorary doctorate from Mount Royal University, the highest honour the school gives out

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology

Indigenous leaders are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services

“They will never be forgotten, every child matters,” says Sioux Valley Chief Jennifer Bone in a video statement June 1. (Screen grab)
104 ‘potential graves’ detected at site of former residential school in Manitoba

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation working to identify, repatriate students buried near former Brandon residential school

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
Christian Eriksen in stable condition, Euro 2020 match resumes

Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship

As stories of the horrors of residential schools circulate after the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced it had located what are believed to be the remains of 215 children, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said he feels a connection with the former students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
2 sides of the same coin: Ex-foster kids identify with residential school survivors

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says the child welfare system takes Indigenous children from their families

Airport ground crew offload a plane carrying just under 300,000 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which is developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
1st batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines won’t be released in Canada over quality concerns

The vaccines were quarantined in April before they were distributed to provinces

Most Read