Supported Living, Long Term Care Spaces Approved

Supported Living, Long Term Care Spaces Approved
Posted on 03/07/2019

On Thursday afternoon, residents at the Pleasantview Lodge in Spirit River greeted a number of high profile visitors bearing good news for the Central Peace region.

Minister of Energy and MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace, Marg McCuaig-Boyd announced the approval by the provincial government of up to $24 million for 52 supportive living and 40 new and renovated lodge spaces in Spirit River.

“Premier Notley and our government know the importance of supportive living and lodge spaces to the seniors of the local community,” said McCuaig-Boyd adding, “The seniors built this community and deserve to retire and age in their community.”

Saddle Hills Reeve Alvin Hubert thanked the members of the Board of the Grande Spirit Foundation, the public non-profit organization representing 12 municipalities in the Grande Prairie area committed to providing senior citizens, low income families and individuals with appropriate and efficient housing and support services.

Hubert also thanked the municipal politicians and CAOs of the G5 group of municipalities (Birch Hills County, MD of Spirit River No. 133, the Village of Rycroft, the Town of Spirit River and Saddle Hills County). All five municipalities have been part of the Grande Spirit Foundation since it was established in 1959.

A needs assessment by the G5 municipalities concluded more lodge spaces and supportive living spaces were required in the region. Grande Spirit Foundation deemed the building of this supportive living project to be its highest priority.

Money for the project will come from both Alberta Health and Alberta Senior’s and Housing.



Top Photo: Minister of Energy and  MLA for Dunvegan-Central Peace, Marg McCuaig-Boyd accepts a bouquet of rosess from Reeve Alvin Hubert of Saddle Hills County as a Thank You.

G5 Municipalities

Representatives of the G5 municipalities -Left to Right: Reeve 
Gerald Manzulenko, Birch Hills County, Alan Georget, Mayor, Town of Spirit River, Lawrence Andruchiw, Councillor, Saddle Hills County, Kristen Smith, Deputy Reeve, Saddle Hills County, (rear) Councillor Stan Bzowy, MD of Spirit River No. 133, Reeve Alvin Hubert, Saddle Hills County, Councillor Nick van Rootselaar, MD of Spirit River No. 133, Minister of Energy and MLA Marg McCuaig-Boyd, (rear) Councillor Ken Titford, Saddle Hills County, Councillor Elaine Garrow, MD of Spirit River No. 133,  Councillor Denise Skoworodko, Town of Spirit River, Councillor Deanne Wendland, Birch Hills County, Councillor Denise Joudrey, Birch Hills County,  (rear) Councillor Willis Fitzsimmons, Saddle Hills County, Diahann Potrebenko, Mayor, Village of Rycroft (rear) Councillor Tammy Yaremko, Town of Spirit River, Reeve Tony van Rootselaar, MD of Spirit River No. 133, Councillor John Moen, Saddle Hills County Councillor Herman Selin, Town of Spirit River, Councillor Harry Ezio, Town of Spirit River.


Grande Spirit Foundation

Members of the Board of the Grande Spirit Foundation.
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