The Centre for Creative Arts plays an integral role in enriching our local culture, supporting our developing artists, and engaging our youth in the arts. Funds raised through this lottery will allow us to continue to serve our local community through artistic and cultural programs and events, studio access, exhibition opportunity, professional development and meeting space for artists and community
organizations. They will also contribute towards our continued delivery of our Healing Arts Program, providing artistic opportunities and social benefit to some of our communities most vulnerable populations. Cars for Christmas proceeds help our organization to continue to serve as a resource to our community and as a partner in cultural and community events and initiatives through out the year.
The Education Foundation will be using the funds from the Cars for Christmas Lottery for our schools special projects such as extra-curricular activities, school fees, and to help support our GP Schools Snack Program to support all those in need.
The proceeds from Cars for Christmas support Grande Prairie Gymnastics and Cheerleading in many different areas with a focus being on coach development, equipment maintenance/replacement and supporting the community in keeping our competitive programs affordable for our families. Gymnastics remains one of the best activities for the overall development of agility, balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility and now more than ever, we need to keep our families and athletes engaged as we work to rebuild our programs as we move away from the challenges of 2020/2021. It is the support and dedication of the Swan City Rotary Lotteries that truly enables us to make gymnastics a reality for so many, in the community.
The Hythe & District Agricultural Society has been planning for the development of a spray park in the Hamlet of Hythe. The Board started fundraising in 2020 and the community has continued to be very supportive. The Mustang Spray Park will be located at the site where the Ag Society previously operated an outdoor salt water pool from 1977 to 2015. The addition of this park in the West County will promote a healthy and active lifestyle while providing a fun way to enjoy outdoor recreation in Hythe with friends and family.
The Community has rallied behind this project; it has participated in and supported multiple fundraisers to bring the Mustang Spray Park to fruition. The spray park will feature 14 interactive play features and operate on a recirculating water system which will allow the park to recycle water, consume less, reduce waste and limit the impact on the environment. Proceeds from the Cars for Christmas lottery will further enable the Hythe & District Agricultural Society when purchasing equipment for the Mustang Spray Park.
PARDS is thrilled to be a Partner Group for the Cars for Christmas Lottery. Funds raised are used to help provide quality Therapeutic Programs for Riders, aged 3 and up, with a wide variety of challenges, impacting both mental and physical health and ensuring Grande Prairie’s place as a welcoming and inclusive community.
Lottery Proceeds will go towards maintenance costs of our new Practitioner Lending Library here in the main Grande Prairie Station. Purchasing wellness technology, books and resources that may be borrowed by staff at any time. We will need to provide replacement items as well as add items to circulation. As well as fulfilling any wish list items we can in the next year.
RSCP’s vision is to reduce suicide, suicidal behaviour, and their effects by promoting positive alternatives and healthy coping skills. We raise awareness and understanding of mental health and promote open dialogue in our community about mental health matters. Our services include suicide prevention, intervention training, public education, support group services, coping skill programming, and post-vention services. Funds from Cars For Christmas will be used to support all programs including teaching skills to recognize suicidal behaviors, intervention to ensure at-risk people receive help, education on current resources, and best practices.
The Rotaract Club of Grande Prairie uses their club funds to support many local and international projects. These funds will go towards things like In the Woods Animal Shelter, Bandaged Paws, international emergency relief funds, The Salvation Army, and much more. They will also be used to keep our club running so we can run our own fundraisers for programs in need.
The Rotary Club Of Grande Prairie After Five supports many local groups and initiatives. Some of these that we hold closest to our hearts are the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, the Friendship Centre, and youth groups such as the St Joe’s Interact Club and Earlyact Club. We look forward to being able to continue to support and help these grow in our community while expanding our reach around us.
Lottery proceeds will be distributed by the Sunrise Rotary Club on a as needed basis at this time. Community groups and projects can apply for funding and the Sunrise Board Executive, or the Allocations Committee, will oversee fund distributions.
The lottery proceeds will go to support multiple agency partners, strategic programs, and building capacity in the sector to efficiently serve the Grande Prairie and area community. United Way Alberta Northwest is uniquely positioned to understand our community’s greatest needs and align resources to create lasting change.