Olds will get federal money for outside recreation mission – Pink Deer Advocate

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Olds receives federal funding for an outdoor recreation project

Toboggan hill, ice rink, playground and community garden proposed

Olds plans to provide a $390,000 federal grant for a project to build a toboggan hill, outdoor ice rink, playground and community garden.

The money comes from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, a two-year, $500 million national infrastructure program designed to revitalize communities across Canada.

“We are grateful and excited that the Olds community is receiving support to revitalize its existing recreation areas,” Mayor Judy Dahl said in a statement announcing the funding Thursday. “The valuable addition of these outdoor spaces will be beneficial and appreciated by everyone in the community, young and old alike.”

Federal Tourism Secretary Randy Boissonnault said: “Accessible and modern public spaces are at the heart of communities across Alberta, bringing people together, supporting businesses and providing memorable tourism experiences.

“Today’s investment will bring lasting benefits to the Town of Olds by creating a vibrant space where residents and visitors can gather for events, activities and festivals throughout the year.”

The revitalization fund is managed in Alberta by PrairiesCan.

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