The Bezanson Ag Society is looking for a $2.8 million injection of funds from the County of Grande Prairie to get the ball rolling on a new community centre facility upgrade.
The proposed Community Cultural Centre, which includes walking trails, a new building, and a campground, has been laid out in three phases. Audrey Hewings with the Ag Society says the Bezanson Memorial Hall will be the centre piece of the project.
“That’s where our people come together, that’s where our families come together to gather whether in fun or whether to grieve . We have a fairly large property that we feel that we can develop and work with to meet more of the needs of the people in the community.”
Phase one includes the design and development of a new regional Community Cultural Centre building, the construction of multi use community center, a walking trail connecting the hall and the school, and the first 10 sites of a campground on the property.
Hewings says the would like to get started with phase one in August. The county has indicated their support for the project, but no funding has been committed. So far the Ag society has raised $255,000 of the $3.4 million price tag.