ACE Communities, a unique community development initiative sponsored by Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA). The organization has supported 10 enthusiastic rural Alberta communities in becoming more active, creative, and engaged.
We have completed the Entwistle Skate Park.
Press Release – ACE Communities
The Hamlet of Entwistle will be Supported to Focus on Quality of Life. As a result of the ACE Communities Initiative, Entwistle now has a new Skateboard Park. This initiative was accepted from the youths in our area by the ACE Committee. It has been completed and is located beside the Entwistle Swimming Pool.
The ACE Committee has also started to improve the trails in the Pembina Provincial Park. This will be the first connection of Entwislte and Evansburg. This initiative began with the creation of a new section of trail on the east side of the river. The ACE Committee is waiting for approval to complete a trail on the west side of the Pembina River and is hoping to have this completed sometime in 2011.
The committee is also working on the creation of a walking bridge to reconnect Evansburg and Entwistle after the walking path on the highway 16 bridge was removed. This project is hoped to be completed by 2015. Much support is needed in this endeavor.
ACE (Active, Creative, Engaged) Communities, a unique community development initiative sponsored by Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA), will support another 10 enthusiastic rural Alberta communities in becoming more active, creative, and engaged.
The Town of Trochu, Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Town of Vulcan, Town of Nanton, Town of Killam, City of Cold Lake, Town of Innisfail, Village of Longview, Town of Chestermere, and Hamlet of Entwistle were selected to receive $10,000 in seed funding and in-kind support estimate at $45,000 in value over a two year period.
The calibre of the applications prompted ACE Communities to also provide support of a lesser value to another 30 communities who applied.
ACE Communities is designed to enhance the quality of life in rural Alberta by strengthening community leadership, collaboration, and innovation through recreation, parks, arts, culture, and heritage.
A focus on supporting the development of local leaders, community projects and long term planning is utilized to involve more citizens in making their community a better place to live, work, and play. The intent is to build on each community’s existing expertise and resources particularly in the areas of collaboration and innovation.
The ACE Communities initiative is made possible as the result of generous support by Rural Alberta’s Development Fund (RADF), Encana, and Canwest.