Bench Dedication Program

Honour loved ones in a lasting a meaningful way.

The MD's Bench Dedication Program honours loved ones and marks life’s special moments in a lasting and meaningful way. An important date, a personal message, or the name of a loved one can now accompany park benches placed in scenic locations across the municipality. This program provides visitors with a tranquil place for reflection, and pays homage to memories and moments in time, while beautifying the MD's rural landscape.

Each commemorative bench is accompanied by a bronze plaque with a personal message. It can mark the memory of a friend or family member, celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or observe any other type of significant event. The program is open to individuals and groups alike.


Program Fees

The Bench Dedication Program is intended to be operated on a full cost recovery basis. A donation fee of $4,000 per dedication bench and plaque is required to cover the purchase, installation, long-term maintenance and administrative costs of approved benches in perpetuity. Maintenance funding is placed into a perpetual care reserve account for supporting the program.

Please note that program fees are reviewed annually by Council and are subject to change.


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Sawridge townsite became a trading and transport center at the turn of the century, relying on the rivers and lakes of northern Alberta to bring goods and people from Edmonton to the Peace Country. Colonel “Peace River Jim” Cornwall built the first steamboat to ply the Lesser Slave Lake. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

 

Community Assistance Board

Enhancing the collective community.

The MD believes that local recreational, social, cultural, educational and athletic initiatives and programs provide a solid foundation for the physical and mental well being of everyone who lives and works within the region. In this spirit, the MD provides budgeted funding assistance for community opportunities, initiatives and programming. The new Community Assistance Board Policy is designed as a framework to help qualified applicants receive this funding.

All not-for-profit societies, community groups, clubs and individuals that offer a direct benefit to the citizens of Lesser Slave River, and that align with the MD’s community values (youth, seniors, fellowship, compassion, generosity, spirit, leadership and volunteerism) will be eligible to apply for community assistance funding.



CAB Questions and Answers

The MD believes that local recreational, social, cultural, educational and athletic initiatives and programs provide a foundation for the physical and mental health of its citizens. In this spirit, the MD plans to provide budgeted funding assistance for community opportunities, initiatives and programming. The new Community Assistance Board Policy is designed as a framework to help qualified applicants receive this funding. The policy can be found Here.

The Community Assistance Board will meet four times per year (February, May, August and November) to review, prioritize and allocate funds towards community opportunities, initiatives and programming.

All not-for-profit societies, community groups, clubs and individuals that offer a direct benefit to the citizens of the MD, and that align with the MD’s community values (youth, seniors, fellowship, compassion, generosity, spirit, leadership and volunteerism) will be eligible to apply for community assistance funding. Priority will be given to applications that focus on core areas of Recreation, Social, Cultural, Education and Athletics.

Religious entities, registered charities and for-profit organizations will not qualify for community funding through this new application process.

Eligible applicants must fill out a Community Assistance Funding Application Form and submit to the MD. From there, the Community Assistance Board will review all of the applications and allocate funding towards community opportunities, initiatives and programming. Applications will be due at month end for the months of January, April, July and October with the Community Assistance Board reviewing and allocating funds in February, May, August and November.

Click Here to download, complete and print the Community Assistance Funding Application Form. The form can also be sent out to you via e-mail, faxed or picked up in person at the Lesser Slave River Head Office or the Flatbush sub-office.

Completed applications can be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or can be printed off and faxed to 780.681.3936.

Yes, a final report must be prepared and submitted to the MD. A PDF version of the Community Assistance Funding Final Report can be downloaded Here.

For more information, please contact Director of Rural Services Russ Jassman at 780.206.5395.



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Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

Lesser Slave River is “Iyaghchi Eennu Sepe “ in Cree, meaning "River of the Strange People." The river itself is a major tributary of the Athabasca River. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

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 780.849.4888
 1.866.449.4888
 780.849.4939

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