Sexsmith Wellness Coalition seeks to build amphitheater near downtown

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“We have a lot of places for recreation, but that would really help develop the arts and culture side of the community and give them a space to use. The board has been very supportive and said they have put in the grant application and we will support up to a quarter (25 percent) of the project depending on what needs to be done.

The Coalition is due to submit a federal grant application by July 23 and will likely know if it has been approved sometime in August.

Potter mentioned that if the Coalition gets the green light, it will be built near downtown.

“There’s a green space just west of our baseball fields and it’s kind of unused green space. It’s actually a perfect location and it’s an area that can be quickly transformed into an amphitheater. It’s right in the central area where there are other activities going on and it’s a block from our downtown area.

If all goes according to plan and funding is secured, construction of the amphitheater could be completed by next year.

“We hope that if they are successful, by next spring or early summer the amphitheater should be built and ready,” Potter said.

“We are really excited about the potential to see what this can bring in terms of arts and culture to the community and also give our residents the opportunity to showcase themselves. “


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