Bruderheim's request for funding from Sherritt for their community skateboard park fell short.
 
The town is about $50,000 short from their $200,000 fundraising goal to get matching provincial grants to fund construction of the skateboard park.
 
"They receive an extraordinary number of requests for funding and they consider each request as they have considerable merit," said mayor Karl Hauch.
 
In paraphrasing the letter he received from Sherrit, it read, "unfortunately we are simply unable to support the initiative at this time."
 
As he delivered the news to town council on Tuesday (January 3), he reminded them to not be discouraged as they are 75 per cent to their target amount.
 
Now, they're looking for other funding opportunities as they hope to begin construction on the park some time this year.
 
"We have lots of irons in the fire and this isn't the only one," said the optimistic mayor. "We've had some that have already given to us."
 
Those who wish to donate to the town's community park can do so by contacting Bruderheim's town manager, Patty Podoborozny at 780-796-3731.

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