The first meeting of the newly-formed City of North Battleford Sask. Lotteries Community Grant Adjudication Committee is in the books.
They met April 29 at Don Ross Centre. The committee replaces the old Leisure Services committee, with meetings to be held on a quarterly basis.
Councillor Don Buglas and Councillor Kelli Hawtin were council’s representatives, with Buglas chairing the meeting. Four members-at-large and two representatives from area high schools were also present.
At council Monday, Hawtin reported it was a good first meeting, with the room filled with representatives from community organizations making grant applications.
“It was such an energetic room to have that many people together,” said Hawtin. She noted some delegates stayed to the end because they were “energized hearing about all the positive things going on in the community.”
As for the community grants applications up for discussion at that first meeting, there were 16 of them approved in total for the 2018-19 grant year. They were as follows:
North Battleford Golf and Country Club Jr. Golf Program, $2,000 for Jr. Golf lessons.
Battleford Girl Guides, $2,000 for cost of camping.
Battlefords Highland Dancing Association, $2,000 to assist with cost of 2019 Music Championships and Closed Competition.
Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre, $2,000 for pancake breakfast.
Battlefords Boys and Girls Club, $6,300 for Splash Park.
Battlefords Wildlife Federation, $1,500 to Raise and Release Pheasant into the Wild program.
Battlefords Disc Golf, $1,864 for tee boxes upgrades.
Four Corner Boxing and Fitness, $5,000 for a boxing ring.
Canadian Mental Health Association Battlefords Branch Inc. $2,000 for Independent Fitness Program.
Special Olympics Battlefords $2,220.75 to assist with swim passes.
HMR Sport Horse Club $500 for Spring Fling.
Battlefords Interval House $500 for assisting with swim passes.
Battlefords Youth Soccer Inc., $150 for referee clinic.
Battlefords Youth Soccer Inc., $2,000 for Outdoor Youth Soccer Season.
Summer School for the Solo Voice, $3,000 to assist with music festival.
NB Street Festival, $5,000.
The next meeting is July 29.