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Thursday , 24 June 2021
Image credit: Lee Von Grad via Riverhurst Community Hall's Facebook page.

Riverhurst Community Hall approved for upgrades

Image credit: Lee Von Grad via Riverhurst Community Hall‘s Facebook page. 

Riverhurst Community Hall will see some upgrades.

The community hall applied for a provincial CFEP grant earlier this year and got approval in the amount of just over $55,000.

The M.D. of Bonnyville upheld their grant application and agreed to provide 40 per cent of the grant total to do the upgrades, pitching in almost $49,000.

The funds will go towards upgrading lights to LEDs, replacing attic insulation and repairing the vapour barrier.

“We have available to the halls a certain fund for upgrades. In this case, Riverhurst Hall were looking for some upgrades to their roof, their ceiling, their insulation,” said Reeve Greg Sawchuk on The Morning After.

“If anyone has been out there and saw the ceiling tiles, they recognize there was some need for improvement there. We’re sending some funding there so they can improve their hall.”

The funds come from the M.D.’s Community Association Capital Grant.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.