Original Published 15:31 Mar 24, 2022

By Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

National Volunteer Week:: The Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations asked council for $5,000 to help cover the costs of booths for their members at the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce business week celebration, radio advertising as well as member supplies.

Council passed a motion of no action toward the request but then made a motion for $5,000 in advertising to be used to recognize National Volunteer Week in collaboration with Family and Community Support Services(FCSS) events being planned.

Coun. Karen Rosvold said it would be more beneficial for the county to use the funds to acknowledge volunteers and organizations.

The association says they have 90 members and 15 of which are in the county.

An additional request to the City of Grande Prairie is being made for $5,000 to help cover costs from the association.

The association believes that 60 booths will cost about $12,000, radio advertisements $6,000, and supplies at about $2,000.

Disc Golf Nationals: The Grande Prairie Disc Club is submitting a bid to host the 2023 Disc Golf Nationals at the Evergreen Park and City of Grande Prairie facilities and asked the county for a letter of support.

Council decided to provide a letter of support to host the 2023 Disc Golf Nationals.

The club previously received a letter of support from the city and an endorsement from the Professional Disc Golf Club Association of Canada.

The nationals are planned to occur from August 21 to 27, 2023.

Economic Development Week: Council declared May 9 to 13 Economic Development Week in the County of Grande Prairie.

The county says that the week makes an opportunity for a community celebration to remind individuals of the importance of economic development, promoting and supporting well-being and improving quality of life.

This item reprinted from Town and Country News, Beaverlodge, Alberta