Town of Falher
Press Release – January 29, 2021


Approval of Municipal Stimulus Program Grant

In the late-summer of 2020@me the Provincial Government announced the Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP). MSP provides additional capital infrastructure funding to municipalities. The Town of Falher submitted an application that would enable year-round use of the Falher Regional Recreation Complex. The Town of Falher is proud to announce we were successful in our application and for this grant in the sum of $118,457.

With these funds, as the ice is removed seasonally from the curling rink surface, the dry pad area will be converted into a fieldhouse during the curling off season.  A gymnasium style flooring will be installed seasonally which will allow for a multitude of uses. Current plans will have a full-size basketball court and one full sized pickleball court being the default layout.  However, all sporting equipment will be mobile allowing for the possibility of dedicated setups for pickleball, floor hockey, and volleyball, just to name a few. Additional information will be announced in the coming months, regarding membership details, pricing and the celebration of opening day.

 

“I’d like to extend my thanks to the town of Falher’s council and staff for their efforts to secure this funding. Expanding recreational opportunities for families and the community will be a great benefit to the entire region. I look forward to seeing the new facility improvements in use.”
MLA Central Peace-Notley, Todd Loewen

 

“This announcement is a big step for the Falher Regional Recreation Complex as it was essentially unused for the majority of the summer. Being able to expand on recreation options for the region will help increase their quality of life, will help attract economic growth, and simply put: creates more efficient use of a municipal building.”

-Mayor, Donna Buchinski

 

The Falher Regional Recreation Complex underwent a massive rebuild in 2006 and 2007, reopening in April of 2007. These grant dollars will help to further enhance the facility, enabling the Town to provide a variety of recreational programs year-round, promoting an active and healthy community.  The Falher Regional Recreation Complex is enjoyed by the whole Smoky River region and is home to numerous groups, which include Smoky River Minor Hockey, the Falher Curling Club, the Falher Pirates, and the Falher Gym. The Town of Falher looks forward to welcoming additional groups that will call the Falher Regional Recreation Complex home, with the future fieldhouse.

 

James Bell
Chief Administrative Officer

 

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