Local groups can access up to $5,000 under a grant program aimed at putting Fort Saskatchewan in the spotlight.
The City of Fort Saskatchewan’s tourism hosting grant program provides funding for local non-profit groups wanting to host events in the city. The program aims to promote Fort Saskatchewan provincially and beyond.
Groups can use the funds to host one-time events such as conferences, sports competitions and cultural events.
“We've had a racewalking event. That was an international level. We've had the Royal Purples host their conference. The chamber of commerce also hosted a conference. Minor hockey brought in an event,” said city recreation development coordinator Sheila Gagnon.
The Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Women’s League council recently received $2,500 under the program to host a provincial convention in the city in April. That event will attract visitors from across Alberta.
The hosting grant program started in June 2016 and is seeing about three applications a year.
Information on how to apply is available on the city’s website.

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