City Council votes to help upcoming Coulee Fest with expenses

By Lara Fominoff @fomsy1 on Twitter
September 11, 2017 - 3:45pm

LETHBRIDGE - Lethbridge College will be getting some financial help with its 60th anniversary Coulee Fest celebrations.
Director of External relations and Community Engagment, Sandra Dufresne, made a brief presentation to City Council Monday afternoon (Sept. 11), indicating that organizers have approached 15 local businesses and have three supporting them.
Total revenue for the event, is expected to be around $24,400, while expenses may get up to $37,400 depending on how well some of the events go.
There was some debate about why $3,600 was allocated in the budget for the Student Association run beer garden, however, the money in the budget, explained Dufresne, was a worst case scenario only.
The family event will feature a petting zoo, lawn games, a bouncy castle for children, bands, indigenous dancers and drummers, a market, campus tours and some give-aways.
A "Founders Square" will also be unveiled, featuring the history of the college and a display of Blackfoot Art.
Council passed the motion to fund up to $13,000 for the event with the money coming from the City's contingency fund.
Coulee Fest takes place September 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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