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Donation on behalf of Rimbey resident for his community involvement

Wayne Clark has been working with Wilson’s Funeral Chapel since 1993, relocating to Rimbey in 1995 to become the Managing Director of Wilson’s new funeral home. He has served his region over the years as a member of council, as an auxiliary constable with the RCMP, as a board member of the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey arena, and Blindman Valley Lion’s Club, as well as being involved in several community fundraising projects.

Clark was appointed as a Director for Community Futures East Parkland (CFEP) in 2014, to represent the communities of Rimbey and Bentley and the surrounding county.

CFEP is a federal not-for-profit organization with a mission to encourage flexible opportunities for businesses and communities. They provide business counseling, business training, and assist businesses as an alternative lender, along with supporting community-based economic development projects. All our lending decisions are made right where we live by volunteer representatives, who come to the Board table to provide insight into the communities they represent, but more importantly, to work with the other members to direct resources and activities to benefit the entire region.

As of December 2021, Clark elected to resign from the board to focus on his other community interests. To honour the dedicated service that Clark has provided to the community futures program in general, and east parkland specifically, the board is contributing $400 to the Blindman Valley Lion’s Club. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to servicing the Blindman Valley Region through projects focused on the environment, humanitarian and disaster relief, as well as many diseases common within the area.

-Submitted by Community Futures East Parkland