Over 100 years old, Lundbreck Community Hall has needed extensive repairs, most recently to the foundation, which has been leaking water.
Determined to maintain the building as the community’s centre, Lundbreck Citizens Council set out to secure funding for $61,000 worth of foundation repairs.
“It’s an important aspect of our town,” says Robyn Dowson, grant writer for LCC. “It’s a part of our heritage, and we want to try to keep it going as long as we can.”
The community group successfully applied for several grants available for community improvement, including a $25,000 contribution from the Shell Legacy Fund and $15,000 from the TC Energy Build Strong program.
The group was also able to secure $2,500 from the Pincher Creek Credit Union, with the MD of Pincher Creek donating $10,000 and over $8,000 being provided through joint funding from the MD and Town of Pincher Creek.
With Covid restrictions lifted, the citizens group is looking forward to again hosting activities for Lundbreck residents to enjoy.
Sean Oliver, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Shootin' the Breeze