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Drumheller awarded $175,000 for seniors community, support projects

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Alberta’s Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services Jason Nixon announced a total of $2.1 million in provincial funding to a total of 15 projects across the province to support home services for seniors earlier this month.
One of the approved projects, in collaboration with Healthy Aging Alberta, was the Drumheller, Starland Older Adult Community and Home Support Project.
“The Town of Drumheller was awarded $175,000 for their Older Adult Community and Home Support Project which will be allocated toward providing subsidies in home support for those 55 and older in the Town of Drumheller, Starland County, and parts of Special Areas No. 2,” a statement from Drumheller Senior Services coordinator Karen Schneck says.
This program is being facilitated by Big Country Primary Care Network and the Drumheller Community Seniors Coalition.
It will help support the revitalized hot meals delivery program, and will also support older adults in the community to receive some light housekeeping and yard maintenance and better support continued independence in their own homes in a non-medical way.

Kneehill Historical Museum receives grant for additions

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The Kneehill Historical Museum in Three Hills is the recipient of a grant for its new addition.
Construction of the “Connections” Building at the Kneehill Historical Museum, received a very welcome boost on Wednesday, October 25, with the donation of $50,000 from Richardson Foundation Inc., part of Richardson International Limited.
Presented by Charlsey Whittemore, Three Hills location manager, to Rosalie Lammle, Kneehill Historical Society President, this donation adds to Richardson Pioneer’s significant community support and its long-time, many contributions to Kneehill County.
This donation towards a building that will link the Agricultural Shed to the Main Museum Building helps take the Kneehill Museum to a whole new level of year-round operation.

Friends of Morrin School Council receive Rural Communities Foundation grant funding

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Friends of Morrin School Council (FMSC) were awarded $25,000 from the Rural Communities Foundation grant, which will be used toward the renovation of the original school gymnasium into a community and school hub as part of the new Morrin School build.
It is anticipated the community and school hub will be used by students, local organizations, and the community for various uses.
FMSC was formed in 2020 by Village of Morrin community members to fundraise to support development of the new school.
A total of three fundraising goals were set-to include bleacher space in the new gymnasium, expand the new library, and create a community space. Through various fundraising efforts the organization has raised a total of $694,909.30 towards these goals.
While the library expansion and bleacher space have been fully funded, the community hub has fallen a little short, with about 55 per cent of the $248,000 goal realized.
With an agreement between the community and Prairie Land School Division (PLSD) a breezeway will connect the new Morrin School to the old gymnasium.
The space will be used to allow students to take automotives, shop, carpentry, and industrial arts classes, and will also allow space for community members, including 4-H, arts and recreation, meeting spaces, and other activities.


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