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Council Highlights - October 9, 2018
Posted Date: 10/9/2018

Here are the City Council Highlights for the meeting taking place on October 9, 2018:


Five delegations were in attendance at today’s Council meeting.

Grande Prairie Wapiti MLA, Wayne Drysdale provided an update to City Council on his activities as MLA within the region and answered questions from City Council Members (picture below).

Council October 9, 2018

Michelle Margarit, Director of the GP Branch of French Canadian Associations of Alberta attended to recognize Councillor O'Toole and Senior Economic Development Officer, Rebecca Leigh for work on a regional Francophone conference (picture below).

Thank You

Mayor Given made an official Proclamation in honour of World Cerebral Palsy Day and presented a resident living with Cerebral Palsy with the proclamation (picture below).

Proclamation Presentation

Grace Murray spoke on the topic of vulnerable residents. As a result, Council directed administration to bring the topic of temporary encampments within the City to the appropriate standing committee.

Finally, David Clark attended as a delegate to inquire about City agricultural land development.

Naming Dedication of the Grande Prairie Curling Center Lodge

City Council approved the naming dedication of the Grande Prairie Curling Center Lounge. It is now called “Top of the House.”

2022 Arctic Winter Games Bid Submission

The City will bid for the 2022 Artic Winter Games. Council approved a bid submission and funding for the bid from the 2010 Arctic Winter Games Legacy Fund. The Arctic Winter Games draws international athletes and spectators. Grande Prairie last hosted the games in 2010.

Metis Local 1990 Housing Project and Elder’s Shelter

City Council directed Mayor Given to write a letter of support of the Metis Local 1990 Housing Project. The Metis Local 1990 currently have an existing Elder’s Shelter in the City. Council approved extending the lease on this existing shelter until December 31, 2040.

Downtown Art in the Alley

$20,000 from the Downtown Rehabilitation and Streetscapes Project Communications Budget was allocated to an initiative proposed by the Downtown Association called Art in the Alley. Art in the Alley is a grant based project intended to draw residents to the downtown and beautify the area with artwork painted onto buildings.

The next City Council meeting takes place on October 22, 2018.