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Welcome to Big Lakes

Welcome to Big Lakes County, Alberta, Canada!  

Our municipal region, formerly known as the "Municipal District of Big Lakes", has now been approved by the Government of Alberta to become "Big Lakes County".  Join us as we enter this exciting transition! 


 FireSmart Days - October & November

In partnership with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry, Big Lakes County will be hosting FireSmart Days in the hamlets of Faust, Joussard and Grouard.  Learn how to do a FireSmart home assessment, bring the kids to learn about fire hazards, take part in fun activities and enjoy a free BBQ!

Faust - Saturday, October 15th  11am-2pm,  Faust Multicultural Centre  CANCELLED due to inclement weather - stay tuned for more info...

Joussard - Sunday, October 16th  11am-2pm, Joussard Fire Hall  CANCELLED due to inclement weather - stay tuned for more info...

Grouard - Saturday, October 22  11am-2pm, Grouard Fire Hall

More to come in November!



The Grant Workshop held at the County Administration office on the evening of October 5th was a great success! Thank you to all who participated and big thanks to our guest speaker, Larry Stewart from Alberta Culture & Tourism.  We hope to host another workshop in the spring of 2017.



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BIG LAKES COUNTY "A place we are proud to call home!" AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST
Big Lakes County is hosting an amateur photo contest to collect images of our magnificent County.  Help us promote what makes you proud to live here and you could Win a Big Lakes Prize Package Valued at $200!

Submissions will be accepted for the duration each contest cycle.  See here for the Submission Form & Rules

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Canada 150 Grant Funding

The Government of Canada announced the Canada 150 Fund in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.  The theme of the program is Strong, Proud, and Free - aiming to promote Canadian values, culture and history, generate national pride and bring citizens together to celebrate.  Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, Canadian business corporations, schools and municipal governments. The final application deadline is October 21, 2016 for projects requesting $50,000 or less.