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Fort Macleod earns provincial award

Fort Macleod received a ChooseWell Healthy Communities Award for its ‘Water On Tap’ trailer initiative.

Fort Macleod has earned a provincial award for creating a supportive environment in the community.
The ChooseWell Healthy Communities Award will be presented at a reception in Edmonton on Oct. 24.
Town of Fort Macleod executive assistant Meranda Day Chief submitted the nomination.
“One of the main focuses that I talked about was our Water On Tap trailer and how that was a successful program we had launched this year,” Day Chief said.
Fort Macleod’s Community Health Champions completed the Water On Tap project in partnership with the Town of Fort Macleod and the Fish and Game Association.
It is a free service to provide drinking water to large events. Organizations can book the water trailer for events at 403-715-2461.
Council was informed of the award during its Aug. 26 meeting at the G.R. Davis Administration Building.
The ChooseWell Healthy Community Awards are administered by Alberta Parks and Recreation.
Communities ChooseWell is a provincial program to foster the wellbeing of Albertans by engaging and supporting communities to transform local practices, places, policies, and partnerships so that healthy eating and active living are easy choices for everyone.
Through the awards program, communities, organizations and individuals are honoured in four categories:
• Creating supportive environments.
• Providing health education.
• Building community capacity.
• Developing healthy policies.
One nominee will be chosen as the overall Healthy Community Champion.
Champions then select the recipient of the Most Significant Community Change Award.
Deputy Mayor Jim Monteith will attend the award reception Oct. 24 at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Edmonton.

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