Shell Scotford is handing out $30,000 to 12 different community groups this year.
In the program's fourth year, and a number of Fort groups are on the receiving end of cheque.
"The community grants are aimed at funding, essentially, the foundation of the community," explained Shell external relations advisor, Conal MacMillan. "The organizations that apply for the grant really make a positive difference in the quality of life in the community."
Groups in the Fort that are receiving money from the grant program are:
- Fort Saskatchewan Pottery Guild, for new banding wheels and a kiln lid.
- Fort Saskatchewan Riverside Building Association, to replace a drinking fountain.
- Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society, for their NWMP Fort Site interpretive sign project.
- Fort Saskatchewan Furniture Bank, for a storage area.
- Fort Saskatchewan Quilting Guild ,to buy supplies for creating quilts that will then be donated to individuals in need.
- Fort Saskatchewan Elks Lodge, for tables, chairs, wash station, tent and a generator to support the barbecue trailer.
- Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers’ Society, for boxes to support food drives
"For us, it's not the size that counts, it's the impact on the other side that really matters to us," commented MacMillan.
All applications are collected and provided to a panel of volunteers from the community, as well as Shell staff who live in the area.

More Local News

Teen missing since last Tuesday

A missing girl hasn't been heard from in almost a week.

Spring gas prices continuing to bounce around

Fuel prices have been all over the map recently..

What is required to warrant an Amber Alert?

According to police, not every missing child requires an Amber Alert.

Fort Sask already reflecting province's photo radar plans

While the province is making some adjustments to their photo radar rules, not much will change in Fort Saskatchewan.

Update: Fort Saskatchewan RCMP need help finding 12-year-old

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have found Shenelle Jenkins.

Lamont County assembling flood drainage team

Lamont County is trying to get ahead of spring flooding this year.

MP Lloyd focused on helping local entrepreneurs

A local Member of Parliament is looking to better the region with faster broadband internet.

Update: RCMP looking for missing Fort Saskatchewan teen

Police have found Kirshtine Palabay safe and unharmed.

Sledge Hockey Day another success

It was the biggest year yet for the Robin Hood Association's third annual Sledge Hockey Day.

Primary Care Network says the best diet is a balanced one

How much food from each food group should be in meals? is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide