More grant-in-aid allocations discussed on Monday


Photo: Councilor Bruce Christensen (left) questions a delegate during the third grant-in-aid allocation session. (L-R) Councilor Dan Davies, Councilor Trevor Bolin and Mayor Bruce Lantz listen in – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

Another round of non-profit groups presented funding requests to Fort St. John City Council on Monday afternoon.

This is the third grant-in-aid funding allocation session that was heard by council members.

Representatives from Stage North were the first to present. They requested a $2,500 ‘Gold’ sponsorship from the City.

Like other non-profits, Vice President of Stage North Blair Scott says the grant will likely offset operating costs.

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Stage North will also require rehearsal locations in the City. The group requires a minimum of 3000 square feet of space. Scott says two truck bays together could work if they were heated with washroom facilities.

The organization cannot purchase a location, but is looking for a space to lease.

Anyone with large enough space that could also store sets and props is asked to call Facilities Chair Dave Eaton at 250-785-5520.

Meanwhile, six other non-profits presented to City Council.

Selena Munzel from the Restorative Justice Foundation requested $35,000 from Council.

She says this money could enable the foundation to hire another staff member, and increase advertising.

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There will be one more grant-in-aid allocation meeting scheduled for Monday, October 26th.

Then, Council will decide on grant distribution during the 2010 budget deliberations.


Photo: Dan Bonin, Laurie Mackenzie and Larry Solodan from the Fort St. John Curling Club present their funding request on Monday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

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