Columbia Basin Trust funds recreation projects

Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust’s recreation infrastructure grants, 42 projects around the region are getting over $3.5 million in support.

Whether you enjoy lawn bowling or golf, take to the backcountry on foot, skis or bike, or prefer to hit a tennis ball or pickle ball, dozens of expansions, improvements and new developments to the spaces that keep you moving are on their way. Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust’s recreation infrastructure grants, 42 projects around the region are getting over $3.5 million in support.

The Trust announced the $9-million, three-year program in January. It provides financial support to help communities and groups build new recreation infrastructure or upgrade existing recreation infrastructure.

“We’re pleased to provide grants to such a wide range of projects that will help people stay fit and enjoy where we live,” said president Neil Muth. “Supporting residents to lead active, healthy lifestyles is one of our strategic priorities, and developing the amenities that help them do so is an important step.”

Successful projects include:

Sunshine Bay Park outdoor basketball half court: Construct a concrete outdoor basketball half-court in Sunshine Bay Park to expand recreation opportunities for residents and visitors.

Kaslo school and community playground project: Build a new playground at J.V. Humphries School, allowing students and children in the community and surrounding areas to play and be active.

Milford to Buchanan traverse: Build a route on the 10-km traverse between Milford Peak and Mount Buchanan for beginner hikers, mountain bikers and snowshoers, as well as intermediate cross-country skiers.

Nelson Nordic ski trail upgrades: Construct new bridges throughout the 30-km Nelson Nordic Ski Club trail system, which crosses a number of waterways, to ensure that skiers and skiing programs have safe and continued access to trails.

Salmo 6th St. pedestrian bridge: Build a pedestrian bridge over Erie Creek at 6th St. to provide a safe, direct pedestrian link to both sides of the village to improve accessibility and promote physical activity.

The granting program’s next intake is now open. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 11. Learn more and download the guidelines at cbt.org/recreationapply.

Just Posted

BREAKING: Ammonia leak shuts down Nelson Curling Club

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Four points for Fawcett as Leafs win 7th straight

Nelson edged the Fernie Ghostriders 4-3

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

Sanchez leads Leafs to 6th straight win

Nelson held off Spokane 3-2 on Friday

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

East Kootenay illicit drug overdose deaths lowest in B.C.

Local expert credits harm reduction efforts; declares support for legalization of opioids

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Most Read