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Stantec powers Lacombe’s Light up the Night

 Ashli Barrett/Lacombe Globe

Stantec Vice President, Regional Leader - Alberta North and Territories Todd Simenson, left, presents an $18,000 cheque to City of Lacombe Mayor Grant Creasey alongside Stantec’s Ben Haeusler on Friday afternoon at the Lacombe Memorial Centre as part of a three-year renewal of their title sponsorship for the Light Up the Night festival held Nov. 22-26, 2017. (Ashli Barrett/Lacombe Globe)

Stantec Vice President, Regional Leader - Alberta North and Territories Todd Simenson, left, presents an $18,000 cheque to City of Lacombe Mayor Grant Creasey alongside Stantec’s Ben Haeusler on Friday afternoon at the Lacombe Memorial Centre as part of a three-year renewal of their title sponsorship for the Light Up the Night festival held Nov. 22-26, 2017. (Ashli Barrett/Lacombe Globe)

Stantec Inc. will continue to help power the magic and Christmas spirit of Lacombe’s Light Up the Night festival for another three years.

 

On Friday, Stantec officially announced they were renewing their title sponsorship for another three years, and increasing their support for the event by $1,000 per year for a total of $18,000.

Mayor Grant Creasey said he was pleased to have Stantec return as the presenting sponsor and called the partnership a recipe for success.

“Relationships like this between our valued vendors and the community is an important one so we can bring the festivals and events that our community has grown to expect and certainly appreciate,” Creasey said. “Light Up the Night is, in fact, a very anticipated event for the city and it’s a lot of fun to go and have the crowd singing while the lights go on in the park.

“I thank Stantec for its continued commitment to our community and for helping to kick off the holiday season in style.”

Stantec has been involved with the community since 2002 and this year’s Light Up the Night will be its fourth as the title sponsor. Todd Simenson, Stantec’s vice president and regional leader for Alberta North and Territories says it’s part of their commitment to giving back to the community.

“At Stantec, we design with community in mind, so what we do is not just do work in communities – we like to invest back into the communities,” he said. “When the City of Lacombe approached us three years ago with this event and being the title sponsor, there was no reason to say no.

“It really does bring joy, not just to us, but ultimately the kids, the families, the residents of Lacombe.”

While there are no specific areas sponsorship funds will go towards, Community Economic Development Manager Guy Lapointe says it will all help improve the festival.

“The donations means we’re getting bigger and better every year. Our goal is to be the pre-eminent holiday event in Central Alberta,” he said.

“We are excited to offer another great slate of events this year and invite everyone out to the annual Santa Claus Parade to officially kick off the holiday festivities.”

This year’s Light Up the Night will be the seventh edition of the city’s much-anticipated Christmas festival. Following the parade – one of the rare few of its kind in Central Alberta – will be the tree lighting ceremony in Lest We Forget Park, and the return of Moonlight Madness late-night shopping.

Homegrown Theatre will also perform the radio version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

For more information Light Up the Night festival, visit www.lacombetourism.com and keep an eye on updates in the Lacombe Globe.

–abarrett@postmedia.com 



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