Bull Pen Funding 2011

Bull Pen 2011 was another great success!  The audience included more than 60 enthusiastic supporters, and the full $15,000 was awarded.

Our four judges — Barry Metcalfe (Cochrane IGA), Terry Norman (Ongrowing Works), Councillor Ivan Brooker, Andrea Blonsky (Cochrane Community Gardens Society) — did a great job questioning the applicants and ultimately making the tough decisions of who would receive funding.

Here was the outcome for our six applicants:

  • Glenbow Elementary School:  $3,000 for their ‘Stream of Dreams’ initiative
  • Ranche Days Committee:  $4,400 towards the cost of a mobile recycling unit for outdoor events in Cochrane (conditional on identifying one of the community groups on the committee as the primary recipient)
  • Thrive on Wellness – Commuter Challenge:  No funding
  • Cochrane Winterfest – temporary ice surface:  No funding
  • Enviros Base Camp:  $4,500 towards the cost of a diesel generator replacement
  • Cochrane Cookhouse Community Kitchen:  $3,100 towards the cost of a display freezer for food artisan market
Thanks to all who participated in the 2011 SPUR Bull Pen and those volunteers who helped make it happen.