Consultant hired to train task force to raise $2 million for multiplex

A fundraising consultant has been hired by the town as it works to raise $2 million towards construction of a new multiplex.

A fundraising consultant has been hired by the town as it works to raise $2 million towards construction of a new multiplex.

Councillors awarded a contract to KCI for fundraising consulting services to a maximum amount of $55,000, during their meeting July 22.

The company’s proposal was one of two received from national companies with Alberta offices as the result of a request for proposals.

“The difference between the two proposals was that KCI provided an increased service level through additional support and training for local volunteers and committee members,” wrote Ron Lebsack, director of community services, in his report to council.

Councillor Laverne Asselstine asked what the multiplex fund development committee is getting for the money.

The answer came from Councillor Dale Plante who’s a member of the committee. “They open a sphere of influence for us. They train us as volunteers. Define the project in terms of what we’re able to do, tell us, here’s what you have to sell, how to go about it, how to engage the community, how to engage the corporate community.”

“It’s important to engage professionals,” said Councillor Sean McIntyre. “When you consider the capacity of volunteers going after it as laypeople, it’s a good balance between seeking professional help as well as getting the task force involved on the ground level.”

Just Posted

New Democrats would bring in $25 daycare if re-elected: Notley

Notley said the plan would include adding 13,000 daycare spaces

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake’s curling rink a canvas during new event

The inaugural Paint the Ice event was held at the NexSource Centre on March 23

Sylvan Lake students demonstrate their knowledge of the Middle Ages

Grade 5 students from C.P. Blakely School held its annual Medieval Night, March 21

Condor School students purchase six Flags of Remembrance honour plaques

The Grade 7 students from Condor School raised money through hot dog lunches over the school year

Supporters rally for Jason Kenney as UCP leader stops in Red Deer

Kenney promises equalization reform, stopping ‘Trudeau-Notley’ payroll hike, trade, economic mobility

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Eight-year sentence imposed in 2010 would have ended last October had Khadr remained in custody

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

Social media comments continue to dog ranks of United Conservative candidates

Eva Kiryakos was running in Calgary-South East in the April 16 vote

Apple announces its long-awaited streaming TV service

The iPhone has long been Apple’s marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline

Trudeau delivers campaign-style speech while introducing candidate Taggart

The Order of British Columbia recipient said she wants to be the people’s voice in Ottawa

15 Canadians on cruise ship that was stranded off Norway; one injured

The cruise ship was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew when it issued a mayday call on Saturday afternoon

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Most Read