Some of you will recall that in the spring of 2013 the Province of Alberta surprised us when they announced the elimination of the STEP program from the budget. The Summer Temporary Employment Program funded summer jobs for young people and community leagues relied on it to pay for Green Shack supervisors. The Bonnie Doon Community League and our sister leagues scrambled to replace the funding. Thankfully the Federal Canada Summer Jobs program stepped in.
The City of Edmonton Council recently decided the Green Shack program is a vital part of recreation in our city and voted to provide sustaining funding. The details will be worked out but things are looking brighter for Bonnie Doon Park's Green Shack program for 2014. Here is what we know from the City plus a piece from the Edmonton Journal (posted before Council decided to fund Green Shack).
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