RADF Investment: $1,500,000
Other Investment: $943,000
Total Investment: $2,443,000
Project Period: April 2008–April 2011
Based in Cardston, the Westwind Rodeo Academy combines education, horsemanship, and rodeo to give Grade 10-12 students the opportunity to focus on their passion while completing high school. The funding support from the Rural Alberta Development Fund will allow for a secondary riding program to be offered to K-12 students, special needs children, and seniors. A core goal of the academy is to achieve accreditation with Alberta Education. It also plans to program liaise with post-secondary institutions such as the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College.
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits: