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Council Highlights – August 24, 2021
Special Boundary Designation Correspondence for Greenview Industrial Gateway to Honorable Minster Nixon
The designation of the lands requested for the Greenview Industrial Gateway project as indicated in the Memorandum of Understanding with Alberta Environment and Parks has progressed significantly. With the process and conclusion of First Nation consultations recently completed, a transfer of land arrangement with the Province of Alberta can now move forward.
Greenview BMO Farm Family for 2021 Announced
Greenview has been a long-standing supporter of the BMO Farm Family Awards, with the first award recipient being in 1969, with a total of 19 recipients throughout the years. Historically, recipients were recognized annually, and in the year 2000, the term was changed to every other year. This season, Greenview had the honour of recognizing a local farm family for their contributions to the Greenview Agricultural community. Administration gathered nominations from the public, Agricultural Societies, Council and members at large on the Agricultural Service Board. Five nominations were received, and through consensus, the Agricultural Service Board recommended Jerome and Liz Issac- Harper Creek Agro as the Greenview BMO Farm Family for 2021. All nominations received in 2021 will be kept for potential selection in future years. Council’s next opportunity to select a nominee will be in 2023.
McDonald Memorial Round Dance Event Gets Greenview Support
The McDonald Memorial Round Dance is a traditional indigenous cultural community event scheduled to be
held at the Grande Cache Recreation Centre curling rink on August 28, 2021. The event is in memory of Elders Myles and Marie McDonald and their daughter Doris, who were all from Kamisak Enterprise (Grande Cache Lake Enterprise). This free event is open to the public, and a meal is noted to be provided prior to the round dance and raffles. Prizes and a midnight lunch are expected to be offered for all participants. The event was cancelled in 2020 due to provincial COVID restrictions. Council approved a sponsorship in the amount of $7,400.00 to the McDonald Memorial Round Dance organization for the 4th Annual McDonald Memorial Round Dance in Grande Cache on August 28, 2021, with funds to come from the Community Services Miscellaneous Grants Budget.
Grande Prairie BuckWild Association Sponsorship Approved
A sponsorship application was received July 19th, 2021 requesting sponsorship of $10,000.00 to help cover the cost of operating expenses at the two-day Pro Bull Riding Canada Cup series event at Revolution Place in Grande Prairie on October 1 & 2, 2021. The Pro Bull Riding Canada Cup series is the highest series in Canada, with only six cities across Canada selected to host the event. Council approved a sponsorship in the amount of $8,000.00 to the Grande Prairie BuckWild Association for the annual bull riding event, with funds to come from the Community Services Miscellaneous Grants Budget.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
• September 6, 2021 – Labour Day Statutory Holiday, All Greenview Administration buildings closed
• September 14, 2021 – Regular Council Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
• September 15, 2021 – MPC Meeting, Valleyview Council Chambers
• September 21, 2021 – Committee of the Whole, Grande Cache Public Service Building
• September 27, 2021 – Grovedale Ratepayers BBQ, Grovedale Community Hall
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