The City of Lloydminster is reaching out to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with a plea for funding.
And they have done so in a unique and humourous way. The City sent out a release saying, “The City of Lloydminster has taken a fun and innovative approach to draw attention the need for infrastructure funding,” with an accompanying link to a YouTube video.
Administration has created a video, dubbing over Adele’s “Hello,” with lyrics relevant to the current situation that Lloydminster faces without the funds it needs to move forward on a number of projects.
Three projects in the border city in particular require millions of dollars in funding and are all still awaiting approval from the government.
The City has submitted grant applications for the Amphitheatre, in the amount of $752,500 to the Canada 150 Grant; the Highway 17 corridor expansion, in the amount of $29,000,000 to the Building Canada Fund; and of course, for the mechanical wastewater treatment facility, in the amount of $70,000,000, also to the Building Canada Fund.
Deputy CAO, Kirk Morrison, supplies the off-key vocals for the video, but the effort behind the parody definitely comes across, with its important and cleverly written message for Trudeau.
You can view the video below via YouTube: