Red Deer County will be recognized as a Diamond Sponsor of the Canada Winter Games.
Last month County Council voted to contribute $500,000, half of what the Games Committee had proposed to them.
County Mayor Jim Wood says the games will be "a major economic driver for the region and will provide residents with a once-in-a-lifetime experience right in their own backyard".
Red Deer County's contribution was recognized at the Canada Winter Games Local Sponsorship Summit at Canyon Ski Resort which will host freestyle skiing and snowboarding events for the Games.