Upgrades made possible at Acme Curling Club

Acme Curling Club Grants

The Acme Curling Club was able to install new LED lighting, make chiller repairs and more when they received $36,000 in grants. A Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) grant provided matched funding of $18,000 for the two $9,000 cheques the club received from the Village of Acme and Kneehill County.

Although Nathan Cooper, MLA has been unavailable for a picture due to scheduling, the curling club is grateful for the government’s generosity in helping small rural communities.

On behalf of the Acme Curling Club, its President Glen Rieger thanked Bruce McLeod, Mayor of Acme and Jerry Wittstock, Reeve of Kneehill County.

Said Glen, “This picture, taken on July 2, 2018 celebrates the completion of a year’s worth of work in our Acme Curling Rink. The work consisted of 12 different activities, funded largely by our CFEP matching grant received in 2017 along with the funding from the Village and Kneehill County. Most of the costs related to replacing our old compressor, refrigerant and temperature control upgrades, other chiller equipment repairs and replacement of 60 fluorescent lights with 60, 8-foot LED lights.” The total costs were $39,360 with the $3,360 excess funded by volunteers for the non-profit curling club. “These activities to make much needed repairs to our chiller equipment and install lower cost LED lighting over the ice surface will reduce annual operating costs and contribute to the ongoing successful operation of our curling rink for the social and recreational enjoyment of our Acme and District community. Thank you Alberta, Acme and Kneehill County for your funding support of our curling club.”