A new element to the Highlands East Cultural Mapping Project could be coming forward. Councilor Steve Kauffeldt told council of the application submitted for a New Horizons for Seniors Program grant to develop a virtual family tree for all of Wilberforce.

Kauffeldt says the Housing and Grants Committee felt there is a need to document the history and heritage of the area. The program would include classes for seniors to learn how to use family tree software, computers and scanners for photos.

An application was submitted last week for the over $24,000 grant. Council voted to provide an in-kind contribution of $2400.