Council supports Cold Lake Music Festival

A grant for $1,000 was given to the Cold Lake Music Festival, by the City of Cold Lake, to assist in holding this year’s event. “There are so many talented people that participate each year,” Cold Lake’s mayor, Craig Copeland, says City Council is delighted to see the success and growth of the event over the years.

On February 18th, Lisa Long, withe the Cold Lake Music Festival, presented to Council requesting a grant to assist in the costs of the speech adjudicator for this year’s festival.  The speech adjudicator costs include her fees, hotel, mileage, and meals. “We’re all pretty supportive of [the festival]. They do great work in the area, kids and adults come from all over to perform.”

This year’s festival will be held from March 19-28th, with the showcase concerts April 11th at Assumptions Jr/Sr High School and April 12th at Lakeland Lutheran Church. Both concerts will commence at 7:00 pm. The public is welcome to enter the festival, there are categories for choir/choral speech, bands, soloists, duets, and trios. For more information on the festival visit,

According to the February 27th, City Council Meeting Agenda, “in 2018, Council budgeted $100,000 for sponsoring functions, goodwill, and other activities for the staff and community.  To date, without consideration of this request or any others on the February 27, 2018 agenda, $11,500.00 has been formally allocated from the 2018 Council Goodwill by motion of Council.”