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The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Al­lie Ruck­man Kevin Soren­son Re­ports Kevin Soren­son M.P. Bat­tle River -Crow­foot Con­stituency

Record at­ten­dance at Three Hills Cruise and Hand Hills Lake Stam­pede.

The sun was shin­ing down as peo­ple from all over Al­berta trav­elled to help cel­e­brate the cen­ten­nial Hand­hills Rodeo on the week­end of Fri­day, June 3.

The rodeo was opened by the Miller Fam­ily, de­scen­dants of Jack Miller, who started the rodeo one hun­dred years ago as a fundraiser for the Red Cross to help aid the war.

This year’s fes­tiv­i­ties in­cluded the Cal­gary Stam­pede roy­alty and show rid­ers, all-pro Cana­dian chuck­wag­ons and char­iot races, and a full rodeo fea­tur­ing Cal­gary Stam­pede stock.

There was also de­li­cious food in­clud­ing pan­cake break­fasts, roast beef sup­pers and beef on a bun for any­one who needed nour­ish­ment.

At­ten­dees of the rodeo prob­a­bly suf­fered from a sun­burn or two, as the weather reached highs of 26 de­grees Cel­sius.

The un­of­fi­cial winner of the Chuck­wagon races is Wade Sal­mond of Weekes, Saskatchewan who fin­ished the race with a time of three min­utes and eleven sec­onds.

The big­gest cash prize of the rodeo was taken home by Stet­son Vest of Chil­dress, Texas, who won $1,410.71 for his time of 8.2 sec­onds in Tie Down Rop­ing.

The Hon. Kevin Soren­son, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Bat­tle River-Crow­foot, is ad­vis­ing lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties that the se­cond in­take of the Canada 150 Com­mu­nity In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram (CIP 150) has been launched.

“This is part of Canada 150 Cel­e­brates, the Govern­ment of Canada’s cel­e­bra­tion of our coun­try’s 150th an­niver­sary of Con­fed­er­a­tion. West­ern Eco­nomic Di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion Canada ( WD) is re­spon­si­ble for ad­min­is­ter­ing the pro­gram in West­ern Canada,” Soren­son says.

For CIP 150, the Govern­ment of Canada will in­vest in com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture and projects that seek to ren­o­vate, ex­pand and im­prove ex­ist­ing com­mu­nity in­fra­struc­ture, with a fo­cus on recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties, projects that ad­vance a clean growth econ­omy, and projects with a pos­i­tive im­pact on In­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties.

Cul­tural and recre­ational in­fra­struc­ture places, in­clud­ing com­mu­nity cen­tres, parks and are­nas, help make our com­mu­ni­ties feel like home. The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions un­der the se­cond in­take is June 22, 2016.

All in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to the CIP 150, in­clud­ing el­i­gi­bil­ity can be found at http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/ eng/18872.asp.

“I en­cour­age all lo­cal of­fi­cials through­out Bat­tle River-Crow­foot to visit the web­site and con­sider mak­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion,” Soren­son con­cludes.

mailpho­tos by Al­lie Ruck­man

Canada 150 Com­mu­nity In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram (CIP 150) An­nounces Se­cond In­take

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