Canada’s 150th focus of town hall meeting

People involved with non-profit organizations and schools in Armstrong are coming together

People involved with non-profit organizations and schools in Armstrong are being invited to a town-hall-style meeting.

City council called the meeting after the federal government announced that $210 million is being allocated to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

Local government, non-profits and schools are invited to submit applications for funding community-driven events.

“We should get some interested parties and do some soul searching,” said Mayor Chris Pieper. “I think all the local clubs will probably want to get involved.”

The town hall meeting has been set for Thursday, June 18, at 5 p.m. at city hall.

Activities have to meet three specific objectives to be considered for funding.

The project must encourage giving back to Canada through gifts of time and energy, and leaves a legacy for the future; must provide Canadians an opportunity to actively participate and/or celebrate together what it means to be Canadian; and recognizes and promotes exceptional Canadians.

There is no set limit to the number of projects per applicant.

Assessment of funding for applications will take up to 26 weeks, and applications must be submitted at least 30 weeks before the start of the event.