|Thirty-five or so years ago, the Alberta Summer Games were held in Mountain View County. At that time, leftover funds were put into a legacy fund and an opportunity for local organizations to access that $120,000 was available.|
However, in recent years, no organization has accessed those funds. The fund was designed to assist and promote the development of sports and arts at the elite level in the district.
The Foundation members have decided to dissolve the Legacy Fund and distribute the funds to the participating communities. This is where you come in.
Didsbury Town Council's Strategic Planning Committee will be discussing ideas to distribute those funds at their meeting this week. Didsbury's portion is $17,296.89.
“Its intent was for the principal amount established in the fund to generate enough interest annually to provide grant opportunities for residents and/or non-profit organizations to access in order to assist highly talented athletes or artists develop,” said Mountain View County's Director of Legislative Service, Chris Atchison.
If you have an idea of how to spend these funds, please contact any one of the members of the Strategic Planning Committee:
Deputy Mayor Bill Windsor (Chair)
Councillor Dorothy Moore (Vice-Chair)
Mayor Rhonda Hunter.
You can have your say in helping Didsbury's elite artists and athletes.