Culture and Tourism Minister hands out $76,000

Rotary members Monty Johnson, Joel Chevalier and Syl Haisan were all smiles when Minister of Culture and Tourism, the Honourable Maureen Kubinec presented them a cheque for $25,000 Nov. 12.

by Lucie Roy

Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, the Honourable Maureen Kubinec, handed out $76,000 to two organizations Wednesday morning.

The minister attended the weekly Rotary Club of Morinville breakfast where she presented the club with a cheque for $25,000. That presentation was followed by a $51,000 presentation to the Morinville Fish and Game Association.

The $25,000 Rotary cheque was granted under the Community Initiatives Program (CIP). The funds will be used for enhancements to the Rotary Park, located east of 100 Street on 99 Avenue.

The $51,000 cheque was granted to the Morinville Fish and Game Association under the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP), a program administered by Alberta Culture for project-based initiatives.

The money will go towards the construction of a new building on the south side of the Morinville fish and Game Association pond, located at 107 Street.

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Above from left: In attendance for the presentation were Joe Dwyer, Jack Reader, Linda Haigh, Lauri McLaughlin, Selena Turner, Minister Kubinec, MFGA President Joe Sinclair, Wayne Bhnisch, Maureen Sinclair, Sturgeon County Councillors Patrick Tighe and Susan Evans, Morinville Mayor Lisa Holmes, Councillor Gord Putnam and Sturgeon County Councillor Wayne Bokenfohr.

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