Previous grant recipients

2016 grant recipients

Congratulations to the following projects that were selected to receive grants in 2016:

  • Edmonton: L.Y. Cairns junior and senior high school—outdoor gardening area and fitness circuit;
  • Calgary: Auburn Bay elementary school—new playground;
  • Secondary cities: Fort Saskatchewan Win Ferguson elementary and middle school—replacement of two playground structures; and
  • Rural communities: St. Paul—new community skateboard and BMX park.

2015 grant recipients

Congratulations to the following projects that were selected to receive grants for 2015:

  • Calgary: City of Calgary—outdoor children’s play area at Village Square Leisure Centre;
  • Edmonton: Bessie Nichols School—new playground;
  • Secondary cities: Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area (HCALA)—family outdoor gym; and
  • Rural communities: Village of Breton—community park revitalization including outdoor gym, skateboard park pad and playground.

2014 grant recipients

Congratulations to the following projects that were selected to receive grants for 2014:

  • Edmonton: Crestwood Community League Building Society for funding towards a new playground as part of the community’s redevelopment project. The playground is phase one of the project that has an end goal of creating an urban public park space that meets the needs of the community and is easily maintained by the community and city for continued community enjoyment.
  • Calgary: Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park for funding of a new mountain bike skills park. This volunteer-built and managed park will offer a safe place for adults and youth to enjoy recreational cycling. The bike park will be a welcomed addition to Fish Creek Provincial Park as it will be the only amenity of its kind in the Calgary area and will prove to be a catalyst for future developments within the city.
  • Secondary cities: Camrose Primary Care Network—funding towards the construction of a new outdoor community gym that will be located in Jubilee Park, which is also the location of walking paths and a children’s playground. The outdoor gym will provide a low cost physical activity alternative to the mainstream, sport and recreation facilities that currently exist in Camrose.
  • Rural communities: Fort Vermilion Recreation Board—funding for a new skate park that will be located behind the Community Cultural Complex. The complex is also adjacent to a community splash park, playground and baseball diamonds. The skate park will also be located close to the junior/senior high school to allow youth the opportunity to enjoy the facility during lunch breaks.

2013 grant recipients

Congratulations to the following projects that were selected to receive grants for 2013:

  • Edmonton: Poplar Park Playground Committee for funding toward a new playground for Florence Hallock School, a K-9 school that has been operating since 2010 with over 700 students and representing seven communities but as yet does not have a playground.
  • Calgary: Westmount Charter Middle/High School, for funding of new outdoor sports courts. This publicly-funded charter school was converted from a vocational school but does not have outdoor sports amenities for the students, and is surrounded by a community with limited physical education spaces for youth.
  • Secondary cities: Cold Lake Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), for a new toddler playground adjacent to the new FCSS facility. Cold Lake is one of Alberta’s fastest growing communities and the facility is located in a high traffic area bordering the downtown core and will be accessible to all community residents free of charge.
  • Rural communities: Town of Blackfalds, for outdoor fitness equipment for the Abbey Centre municipal recreation facility, which is also located next door to the junior high school. Outdoor gyms are growing in popularity as a means of encouraging accessible no-cost exercise at a community level.
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