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Monday, May 9, 2016

Pincher Creek's Committee of the Whole seeks input on Canada's 150th birthday celebration

Josh Davis

Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. During the May 4 meeting of Pincher Creek’s Committee of the Whole, the committee voted to direct administration to request ideas from the Pincher Creek residents as to projects or events to commemorate Canada’s 150th in 2017, with the summary of recommendations to be presented during the fall budget deliberations for discussion.

“We applied for some grant money, but we didn’t get any,” said Mayor Don Anderberg. “So whatever the municipality does will have to come out of our budget.” However, there may be a community foundation with a matching grant for up to $15 000. The Federal Government may also be giving out smaller grants at a later date.

“We can ask out events coordinator to call out on social media to request resident’s ideas,” said Town Councillor Lorne Jackson. “There may be things that we’ve never dreamt of that may be very popular.”

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