By Sheldon Spackman
The Alberta Government has announced nearly $50,000 in support for the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. A cheque presentation was made June 15th, 2017 through Red Deer North M.L.A. Kim Schreiner at the 2019 Canada Winter Games office downtown on 48th Avenue.
Officials say the money will be used towards Gymnastics and Judo equipment needed for the games and is being funded through the Community Initiatives Grant.
Twenty thousand visitors are anticipated in our city during the games which run from February 15 – March 3, 2019. Roughly 3,600 athletes from across the nation will be competing in 19 sports. It’s expected the economic impact will be in the neighbourhood of $132 million.
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