Canada 150 Grant

To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, the County has awarded $100,000 in grants to community groups who are planning events, programs or legacy activities in celebration of this unique milestone.

Grants of up to $10,000 were awarded to applicants with the County's boundaries whose projects will create opportunities for residents to participate in activities that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to the County, and to Canada as a nation.

All projects will take place within the County in the 2017 calendar year.

All projects awarded a grant met at least one of the following criteria:

  • Is a celebratory Canada 150 event, fair, festival or activity
  • Adds specific Canada 150 programming to an existing event
  • Is a theatrical or musical performance, or a large artwork with a Canada 150 theme
  • Is a plaque, monument, or permanent installation recognizing Canada 150
  • Includes a ceremony for a site dedication in honour of Canada 150
  • Is a Canada 150 interpretive program or tour
  • Connects the audience with nature and encourages environmental stewardship in acknowledgement of Canada 150
  • Promotes diversity and inclusion with the Canada 150 project, and builds common interests and relationships within the community
  • Engages and inspires youth to carry forward the legacy of Canada 150

Award Recipients

The following groups were awarded a Canada 150 grant:

  • $10,000 to Bezanson Community Groups for a Canada 150 wood carving monument
  • $10,000 to the Clairmont & Area Seniors Centre & Agricultural Society for enhanced Canada 150 celebrations at the Clairmont Fall Fair
  • $10,000 to the Homestead Hall Association for a Pioneer Honour Wall in Valhalla
  • $10,000 to the Rio Grande Sports Association for a legacy Canada 150 flag pole and fireworks at Rio Grande Rodeo
  • $10,000 to the Wembley Parks & Recreation Society for enhanced community Canada 150 celebrations
  • $7,800 to South Peace Regional Archives to design the legacy publication of the Olwen Sanger-Davies hand painted diary
  • $6,800 to the Borderline Cultural Foundation & Demmitt Cultural Society for a special Canada 150 Anniversary concert
  • $6,400 to the Town of Beaverlodge for a Canada 150 legacy mural project
  • $6,000 to the Canada 150 Emergency Services Ball Committee (consisting of County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire and Enforcement Services, City of Grande Prairie Enforcement Services and Fire Department, Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership, Alberta Health Services and Emergency Medical Services) for the joint emergency services Canada 150 Regimental Ball
  • $6,000 to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum for a Century of Paleo in the Peace Country stairwell graphic
  • $5,500 to the La Glace & District Agricultural Society for enhanced Canada 150 fireworks and entertainment at Go & Show Days
  • $5,000 to the Red Willow Boys & Girls Camp Society for enhanced Canada 150 celebrations to commemorate the new kitchen launch
  • $4,000 to the City of Grande Prairie for enhanced pyromuscial fireworks
  • $2,500 to the Dimsdale Recreational Society for a Canada 150 Family Fun Day

For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation department at 780-532-9727.