Buzz around the County and win!

June 15, 2016

Buzz around the County and win!

As part of Strathcona County’s specialized municipality 20th anniversary celebrations, residents are invited to photograph the County’s historic locations for a chance to win a $200 recreation gift card. Winning photos will also be printed on canvas to be displayed at the Emerald Hills Leisure Centre and re-opening of the Glen Allan Recreation Complex this fall.

Beginning June 15, residents can pick up the Buzz around Strathcona County summer passport at County facilities and Strathcona County Library. Contest entrants are invited to photograph any (or all) of the 20 locations featured on the passport, and submit the photo with a description of the location and experience. Entries will be featured on the Strathcona County Facebook page and Twitter accounts throughout the summer.

One of the featured locations is the new Legacy Forest and Pollinator Habitat, located in Centennial Park (4000 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park). This outdoor space includes newly planted trees, benches, a native grass pathway and a pollinator garden to attract bees, butterflies, birds and moths.

Two winning entries will be chosen on August 15. Photos submitted of at least 15 locations will be automatically entered into the grand prize draw of a $500 Sherwood Park Mall gift card.

More information: Call 780-467-2211.

Strathcona County was granted status as a specialized municipality on January 1, 1996 by the Province of Alberta. The specialized municipality status provides for the unique needs of a municipality that includes both a large urban centre and significant rural area and population. The County includes the urban area of Sherwood Park, and a large rural area with eight hamlets: Antler Lake, Ardrossan, Collingwood Cove, Half Moon Lake, Hastings Lake, Josephburg, North Cooking Lake and South Cooking Lake.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595