County Awarded Grant for Electric Golf Cart Initiative 

The County of Grande Prairie’s Hommy and Pipestone Creek Campgrounds are contributing to a quieter and healthier environment, thanks to a grant received from the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities program.

The County offset the cost of replacing two older gasoline-powered golf carts with new electric utility golf carts through a grant of $7,041, funded by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC), a partnership of Alberta Municipalities, the Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta. Funding for the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities program was provided by the Government of Alberta.

“The County is always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint,” says Reeve Bob Marshall. “We appreciate the support of MCCAC to help us replace older equipment and lower our energy consumption. This initiative aligns perfectly with our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.”

“We commend the County of Grande Prairie’s forward thinking,” says Trina Innes, Executive Director, Sustainability Services, Alberta Municipalities. “The addition of these electric vehicles will reduce noise, save fueling costs, and reduce emissions throughout the community.”

“Thanks to the support of MCCAC, we can continue to perform park duties with minimal noise and no emissions, improving the camping experience for our guests while reducing greenhouse gases,” says Christine Rawlins, Director, Parks & Recreation.

The original units were at the end of their life cycle, experiencing occasional breakdowns and mechanical challenges. The full cost of replacing both golf carts was $37,602 and help County Park Hosts provide safe and efficient service for campground guests.

The County saw a reduction in maintenance costs and downtime this past camping season, as well as overall reduced fuel consumption and costs.

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre provides funding, technical assistance, and education to municipalities and community-related organizations, helping them lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve climate resilience. To learn more, visit



Media Contact:

Christine Rawlins
Director, Parks & Recreation
780-567-5584 x 2175