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Memorialize With a Tree

The Town of Hanna believes that the trees are an important part of a community and should be protected.  There are many benefits of trees in urban landscapes, including:

  • improve air and water quality
  • reduce erosion
  • beautify the landscape
  • provide habitat for many varieties of birds and insects
  • damper noise and dust levels
  • provide shade
  • increase the value of property

In order to support and enhance Hanna’s tree inventory, some resources have been created to assist property owners to ensure the care and maintenance of trees for the enjoyment of present and future generations  It is important to note that the tree bylaw found below, states that no person can prune, remove or plant a tree on public property without authorization.  Property owners are responsible for maintaining their boulevards.  It is equally important to make note of the Adopt-a-Tree program.  This program is available to recognize or celebrate the life of a loved one or special event.  Trees are planted and maintained by Town Staff within Hanna’s parks, boulevards, cemetery and green spaces.

Finally, the Tree Planting, Maintenance and Protection Manual serves to support the Public Tree Bylaw #996-2018 and provide information for property owners to ensure the care and maintenance of trees.

Adopt A Tree Policy

This policy allows approved trees to be purchased at the request of any person wishing to recognize a loved one, celebrate an event, recognize a business or enhance the community.

Public Tree Bylaw

Regulates the planting, maintenance and removal of trees located on Town property.

Tree Planting and Maintenance Manual

This manual supports bylaw #996-2018 the Public Tree Bylaw and provides information for property owners to ensure the care and maintenance of trees.

Tree Removal or Pruning Request

Appendix B: Application for the removal or pruning of a public tree.

Tree Planting Request

Appendix C: Application to plant a tree on public property.

Trees Donated in 2021


In Memory Of Donated by: Location Tree Type
Ralph Cheney Barbara Cheney Family Hector King-Hunter Park Snowbird Hawthorn
Rena Nelson Sheila Nielsen, Dave Rudisuela; Doug & Calista Nielsen, Ken Nielsen & Marilyn Andrew; Kathy & Doug Ray Doug Todd Memorial Park in Hanna Cr. Hardi Mac Apple
Past Members Hanna Agricultural Society Visitor Info Centre Dropmore Linden
Ivory Silk Lilac (2)
Navigator Pear (2)
Doug Todd Gayle Smigg & Family Doug Todd Memorial Park Ohio Buckeye
Irene Jess (nee Heller) Bonnie & Jurgen Kautz Hector King-Hunter Park Royalty Flowering Crabapple
Theodore “Ted” Jess Bonnie & Jurgen Kautz Hector King-Hunter Park Spring Snow Crabapple
Ryker Brooks Lund Alan & Rhonda Lund; Ayslinn & Jeff Raab RCMP Park/Spray Park Gladiator Tree


Trees Donated in 2019


In Memory Of Donated by: Location Tree Type
Past Hanna Pioneers Sandra Beaudoin Canalta Boulevard Top Gun Bur Oak (3)
Foothills Green Ash
True North
Haessel Family Juliette Haessel Canalta Boulevard Top Gun Bur Oak
Canalta Real Estate Services Canalta Boulevard Foothills Green Ash;
Patmore Green Ash
Walter Viste Scott & Crista Viste Fox Lake Trail Walking Path Bur Oak
Karen Barker Haessel, Gutsche, Bish & Kroetsch Families Museum Bur Oak
Walter Smigg Gayle Smigg Cemetery Foothills Green Ash


Trees Donated in 2018


In Memory Of Donated by: Location Tree Type
Hanna Young Lions Club members who fallen Hanna Young Lions Walking Trails Bur Oak (2);
Sundancer Poplar (2);
Brandon Elm
Jim Foster Dianne Foster Hector King-Hunter Park Bur Oak


Trees Donated Prior to 2018


In Memory Of Donated by: Location Tree Type
Fox Lake Memory Forest Red Hat Sophisticates Fox Lake Park
Dee Moench Mountain Ash
Colleen Wright Towering Aspen
Ryan Savary Mountain Ash
Debbie Lenfesty Weeping Willow
Towering Aspen


Education Bursary

Phone Number: 403-854-4433
Address: 202 1st Street West

In 2007, the Town of Hanna received a bequest from the estate of Mrs. Freda Geuder to establish and award a bursary fund to be known as the Fred & Freda Geuder Education Bursary for the benefit of Hanna & District students attending Post-Secondary Educational Institutions.  The bursary is to be awarded to students based on need and academic standing.

Mr. and Mrs. Geuder were long time residents of Hanna.  Mr Geuder was a businessman, owning Geuder Electric.  Mrs. Geuder was a teacher and active in the community. She served as a member of Council for the Town of Hanna from 1974 to 1980.

Since 2007,  the committee has awarded bursaries in the amount of $1,500 each. The recipients have attended schools in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat. The chosen fields of study have included education, health sciences, commerce, chemical engineering, computer engineering, dental assisting, kinesiology, new media production, pharmacy, nursing & fine arts.

Recent marks are to be included in all applications. The Committee members encourage all students to apply, even if they have submitted an application in previous years however, students are only eligible to receive the bursary once. The application can be downloaded from the link or from the Forms section of this website and are due on or before Sept 1 annually.


2022 Recipients

Sarah Palmer Bachelor of Education: Elementary Education
Ally Smyth Health Sciences: Nursing
Christina Rowden  Bachelor of Elementary Education: Fine Arts/General

2020 Recipients

Jaycee Beaudoin School of Health Sciences: Pharmacy Technician
Lexie Knievel Bachelor of Science: Psychology
Reegan Kobberstad Health & Life Sciences: Laboratory & X-Ray Technician

2018 Recipients

Brooke Hensel
University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation
Jordan Moench University of Lakehead, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Kaitlin Wallace University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Education

2016 Recipients

Scott Hunter University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Arts
Lacey Rose University of Alberta, Bachelor of Science-Kinesiology
Neala-Rae Veno Mount Royal University, Bachelor of Business Administration

2014 Recipients

Kelly Armstrong SAIT, New Media Production & Design
Delaine Carl Norquest College, Licensed Practical Nurse
James Frobb University of Alberta, Bachelor of Science – Pharmacy

2012 Recipients

Tim Armstrong University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Kari Kautz University of Alberta, Bachelor of Education
Dalyn Stevenson University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce

2010 Recipients

Andrea Buchfink University of Alberta, Chemical Engineering
Micheala Durand Medicine Hat College, Kinesiology
Shelby Ross University of Lethbridge, Education

2008 Recipients

Jaclyn Buchfink University of Calgary, Health Sciences
Bryan Frobb University of Alberta, Biology
Megan Quaschnick Medicine Hat College, Nursing

2021 Recipients

Janay Hein Bachelor of Education: Elementary Education
Kyran McGillion Bachelor of Arts: Intercultural Studies
Haley Nelson Bachelor of Education: Elementary Education

2019 Recipients

Sharanne LaClaire University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Tyson Sabey Medicine Hat College, Bachelor of Nursing
Lindsey Voltner University of Alberta-Augustana, Bachelor of Science

2017 Recipients

Chelsea Knievel Grant MacEwan University, Emergency Communications and Response Certificate
Madison LaClaire University of Lethbridge, Faculty of History & Education
Brenna McGillion Medicine Hat College, Occupational/Physical Therapist Diploma

2015 Recipients

Lindsey Crowle University of Waterloo, Doctor of Optometry
Taylor Grantham University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Finance
Cassidy Griffith University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Science

2013 Recipients

Celine Amundrud University of Alberta – Augustana, Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
Courtney Griffith Medicine Hat College, Bachelor of Science – Nursing
Jaiden Henry University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Arts – Regional and Urban Planning

2009 Recipients

Dustin Carl NAIT, Computer Engineering
Adam Deadlock University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business – Finance
Heather Standing Red Deer College, Biology

2007 Recipients

Ashley Cheney Medicine Hat College, Health Sciences
Heather Corry University of Alberta, Education
Gina Sprinkhuysen University of Lethbridge, Arts & Sciences

Financial Assistance for Organizations

The Town of Hanna has been providing financial assistance to local not-for-profit organizations since 1986 through the Community Services Board Grant Program.   This allows organizations to provide programs or special events that enhance the community.  Council provides an annual budget to be granted to eligible recipients through an application process.  

Funding criteria and requirements are established by the Community Services Board and can be found in the application guidelines.


Community Services Board Grant Report

To be completed once the grant has been spent.

Community Services Board Grant Application

Funds available to assist local groups & organizations.

2021 Recipients

  • Hanna Municipal Library $500 for special programs
  • Hanna Seals Swim Club $1,000 for computer purchase
  • Kiddies Korner Playschool $1,500 for educational blocks.

2019 Recipients

  • Hanna Dance Association to assist with the cost of flooring for two studios.

2017 Recipients

  • Citizens on Patrol to assist with mileage costs for volunteers
  • Hanna Seals Swim Club to assist with the purchase of lane ropes

2015 Recipients

  • Hanna Community School Enhancement Society for planters
  • Hanna Seals Swim Club to assist with the purchase of a computer
  • Alberta Pioneers of Hanna and District for ceiling renovation

2013 Recipients

  • JC Charyk Self Esteem Program
  • Kiddies Korner Playschool
  • Colour Festival

2022 Recipients

  • Legion-Hanna Branch $1000 to assist with the purchase of computer equipment.
  • Hanna Seals Swim Club $500 to purchase training goggles.
  • Hanna Lacrosse $1000 for program startup costs.
  • Hanna Dance Assoc. $500 to assist with the purchase of ballet barres.

2020 Recipients

  • Hanna Municipal Library to assist with program expansion
  • Hanna Seals Swim Club for equipment purchase
  • Historical Society (Museum) for special programs

2018 Recipients

  • Hanna Municipal Library to assist with sound system, craft supplies, and program support.

2016 Recipients

  • Front Row Centre for Seed Funding for the 2017 season
  • Hanna Seals Swim Club to assist with the purchase of a computer
  • Hanna & District Community Band to assist with the purchase of music
  • Hanna Figure Skating Club assist with coaching costs of a new school program

2014 Recipients

  • Hanna Curling Club for Jr. Curling 
  • Hanna Seals Swim Club for equipment

Free Event Promotion

Are you a volunteer, trying to let people know about your event or community activity? Let the Town Office know and we can help you get the word out!

As a service to Hanna & area residents and visitors, your community event can be included in the community event calendar at no cost. This online calendar includes Hanna events as well as the outlying rural areas and is used regularly by the following media partners:

  • Drumheller FM Radio
  • ECA Review
  • Harvest Sky Region
  • The Coffee Break
  • Travel Alberta
  • TV Screen Kiosks (in public facilities & medical clinic)
  • Community Calendar.

It's easy. Email or drop off your event information or even easier, submit your information and poster electronically here:  Submit Your Community Event

Hosting Grant

If your local group or organization is hosting a provincial or national event within the Town of Hanna, you may qualify for the Town’s Hosting Grant. This will be provided in the form of a “gift-in-kind” to a maximum of $1,000 toward the rent of town-owned facilities. Money is not provided directly to the organization.

Hosting Grant

Policy for assistance to host Provincial or National Events using Hanna facilities.

KidSport Hanna

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under.  Through a confidential application process, we provide grants so they can play a season of sport.  Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 178 community KidSport chapters.  Since its creation in 1993, over 450,000 kids in Canada have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.


KidSport Hanna from 1998-2021:

  • 311 youth
  • $50,875

KidSport Application

Form to apply to KidSport Hanna

Kidsport Donation

Process for making a donation to KidSport Hanna

Memorial Benches

If you wish to donate a memorial park bench in the cemetery or park there are some guidelines to make your decisions easier.  Park benches may recognize the life of a loved one or celebrate an event in the community.

The donation required to purchase either style of bench is $1,500 which includes the bench, freight, and installation.  Delivery is approximately 4 weeks. The engraving on the plaque is the responsibility of the donor.  The Town of Hanna is pleased to provide maintenance and repairs to the commemorative bench for at least 15 years, however, if the bench falls into disrepair or becomes a safety hazard after 15 years, it may be removed from service.  These benches have a five-year manufacturer’s warranty and because they are commercial grade, it is expected that the lifespan of the bench will exceed 15 years. The Town of Hanna has several of these products in the parks and green spaces and has found that they are durable and long-lasting.

There are two different styles and three choices of color for benches – deep brown, dark green or black. Each bench will be secured on a concrete pad to prevent them from being moved once they are placed. They are high-quality powder-coated metal with plastisol covering. They are 6′ in length with arms on each end of the bench and include a 4″ x 6″ brushed stainless steel memorial plaque in the center of the backrest.

Mayor Chris Warwick enjoys a new bench, donated by Hanna Young Lions, represented by Leslie Storch.

Funding for Youth Programs

Funded through donations from locals, the Hanna Community Youth Fund provides financial support so young people can participate in sport or culture when their families cannot cover the entire cost. Funding generally covers activities not covered by KidSport.

Funding is sent directly to the organization on behalf of the youth. There is a stipulation that should the youth not participate in their program – the funds are to be returned to assist others.

Funding is provided through generous donations, mostly local.



  • 147 youth
  • 57 programs

  • $33,964

Community Youth Fund Application

Financial assistance for youth programs such as Dance, Computer Camps, Youth Camps, Music Lessons, Theatre and more.

Community Youth Fund Donations

Donations to this locally funded and managed resource are always welcome.