The City of Cold Lake has $34,585.51 left from the $100,000 they budgeted in 2018 for sponsorship, functions, and goodwill for the community.
During the April 24, 2018 City of Cold Lake Regular City Council Meeting, Council passed motions to allocated more of the funds to various community groups for their upcoming events.
Kinosoo Performing Arts
$500.00 is going to the Kinosoo Performing Arts Association. This is an annual request for funding from the association. City of Cold Lake Mayor, Craig Copeland recommended everyone mark their calendar to see the band the Chevelles when they come out to perform in April of next year; the Chevelles are just one of the performers on the next Kinosoo Performing Arts schedule for Cold Lake. The schedule can be found at:https://www.kinosooperformingarts.ca/.
Ride for Sight
Council allocated $2,000.00 to Ride for Sight-Motorcyclists Fighting Blindness.
Brian Fitzpatrick, chairperson for Ride for Sight, Northern Alberta Chapter, stated the event will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018. There are 300 to 400 confirmed riders coming, but Fitzpatrick predicts there may be as many as 700 participating as they get closer to the date.
“The riders are arriving from the Yukon, the United States, Ontario, Calgary, British Columbia, and Northern Alberta”.
The event, which costs $12,000 to host, will include a pancake breakfast, a Show and Shine, a silent auction, a dance, an RCMP lead parade, door prizes, a band, and a poker run. “This is the 40th annual run, but the first time the ride is being held in Cold Lake,” added Fitzpatrick.
World Jr. A Challenge
The World Junior A Hockey Challenge, which is being hosted in the Town of Bonnyville from December 9-15, 2018, is receiving $25,000 from the City of Cold Lake.
Council passed a motion to be a sponsor for the 2018 World Junior A Challenge for $25,000, and to host one exhibition game.
Cold Lake City Councillor, Chris Vining stated the event brings out a lot of scouts, and City of Cold Lake Mayor, Craig Copeland, and City of Cold Lake Councillor, Bob Buckle hope the Town of Bonnyville will consider the possibility of reciprocating, perhaps with the use of rinks, when the City of Cold Lake hosts the 2019 Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games.