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Town gives go-ahead for grant applications

Posted on March 27, 2014 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Jamie Rieger

The Bow Island Recreation Advisory Board has asked for town council to approve the application for a grant geared toward promoting active lifestyles in young girls.

According to councilor, Rachel Devoe, the Go Girl Grant would be used for a variety of activities in the community.

“It would be for different activities for girls aged 12-17; for them to experience diferent types of sports and activities,” said Devoe.

Besides activities such as floor hockey, yoga, aerobic classes, Zumba, and karate, there would be information and presentations on nutrition during the one-day event, being slated for July 19.

Council moved to approve the grant application.

The rec. board has also asked  council to approve an application for a Fortis Community Naturalization grant, a $3,000 grant for environmentally-friendly programs and projects.

The rec. board indicated in their Request for Decision to council that the grant would be used for work at Chamber Park, including the removal of trees that are labour-intensive and replacing them with trees that would be easier for town staff to maintain.

They would also like to install a Pergola and a durable picnic table.

Council passed the motion for the rec. board to go ahead with the application.

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