Principal Trevor Sanche and Dan Lapointe posed together with a teacher and some of the students during the school’s Halloween parade on Oct. 31. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News

Beacon Hill playground receives grant for playground

Fortis Alberta awarded one of their Community in Action grants to the elementary school

The Beacon Hill Halloween parade brought not only many colourful costumes to the gym but also a presentation to celebrate a grant awarded to the school to help build the playground. Fortis Alberta awarded one of their two Community in Action grants to the Beacon Hill Elementary School playground. Dan Lapointe applied for the $5000 grant when the school team was busy raising funds for the project and was at the parade for the presentation, Oct. 31.

Fortis gives out two Community in Action grants a year, one in northern Alberta and one in the southern Alberta. The second grant was awarded to the Sylvan Lake Spray Park.

“We’re in the middle so we got them both,” Lapointe said. “It was great opportunity for [Fortis] to invest back into the communities they serve,” he said.

Stan Orlesky, supervisor for key accounts at Fortis Alberta also attended the presentation. “Fortis Alberta’s pillars of giving are health, safety, education and environment,” he said, adding that if an organization applies for a grant in any one of those areas there’s a good chance they will receive the grant.

The installation of the playground will be delayed until next week due to the rain and snow this weekend.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Fishing in Sylvan Lake: species in need of recovery this year

Current concern for Sylvan Lake is overharvest of Walleye and Northern Pike

Council highlights

Council to fund Rimbey Boys and Girls Club for $15,000

Burman U prof publishes international development book

The Development Trap: How Thinking Big Fails the Poor looks to challenge perceptions

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman discusses Community Paramedic Program

Hoffman was in Red Deer meeting with patients who have used the service

Man threatens to kill partner, kids, dog

This is a very serious offence: Judge

WATCH: Central Albertan receives award for aiding RCMP officer in arrest

Lonnie Amundson, rugby player, tackled a fleeing suspect to help ailing officer

‘When everybody leaves: Counselling key to help Humboldt move on after bus crash

Dealing with life after a tragedy can be the worst part following a loss

Half-naked shooter guns down four, runs away in Nashville Waffle House shooting

Nashville police say they are looking for Travis Reinking in connection with the shooting

Child’s body found in river downstream from where boy went missing during flood

Three-year-old Kaden Young was swept out of his mother’s arms in February

Austin Powers ‘Mini-Me’, Verne Troyer, dies at 49

Facebook page confirmed his death Saturday afternoon

Alberta man dead after snowmobile collision on B.C. mountain

The incident occurred on Boulder Mountain Friday morning

Speed Skating Canada fires coach Michael Crowe after investigation

Crowe was a coach on the American team from 1983 to 1991 and again from 1999 to 2006

5 things to know about the ongoing influx of asylum seekers in Canada

Number of illegal border crossings are up this year – as RCMP, military, politicians try to combat

WATCH: ‘Battle of the Badges’ event raises money for Humboldt Broncos

Red Deerians get together at charity hockey tournament April 20th at Servus Arena

Most Read