Alberta 4-H receives grant

Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins recently announced support for the Alberta 4-H Centre

  • Mar. 27, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins recently announced support for the Alberta 4-H Centre under the government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

The $36,170 grant supports the replacement of exterior doors and windows in the Alberta 4-H Centre’s lodge and dormitory. These energy efficient upgrades will help regulate the temperature and create a more comfortable atmosphere for users.

In addition, push button access to lodge and dorm doors will improve accessibility.

“We are very appreciative to be receiving this funding to support infrastructure upgrading for the Alberta 4-H Centre,” said Bruce Banks, chief executive officer of the 4-H Foundation of Alberta. “It is important for the Alberta 4-H Centre to continue to improve our facilities as it provides a direct benefit to the 4-H program and community.

“We accommodate approximately 700 members and 200 leaders each year that attend camps and workshops to expand their personal development, leadership and communication skills. In addition, we also host to various workshops, conferences and retreats for adults, families and youth year round. This funding will assist us in ensuring we are as energy efficient as possible, plus continue to provide a positive experience for all visitors.”