Glacier Gymnastics was one of many community organizations to receive funding from Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program. Photo: Tyler Harper

Glacier Gymnastics big winner in annual grant funding

Columbia Basin Trust doled out $1.4 million in grants to the regional organizations

A multipurpose room at Glacier Gymnastics received the most funding allotted to a local group in the annual Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program.

Glacier will cumulatively receive $16,745 to build the new room in the upper level of its space inside the Civic Centre, according to a final list of recipients made public by the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

The Columbia Basin Trust funding program distributed $1.4 million across the RDCK, which in turn decides who gets how much. Nelson, for example, received $144,913 to dole out to applicants. The complete list of grants received can be found attached below this story.

The other big winner in Nelson was the Nelson Tennis Club, which received a total of $16,273 for construction of a facility centre and children’s playground.

Outside of Nelson, the biggest local recipient was the Argenta Community Association. It received $13,407 to revamp storage at the Argenta Community Hall.

Here are some of top grants awarded by community:

Nelson:

• Kootenay Carshare Cooperative: $11,410 for shared electric vehicles project.

• Elephant Mountain Literary Festival: $8,000

• Nelson and District Arts Council: $7,000 for ArtWalk.

Kaslo:

• Kaslo Infonet Society: $9,719 for fibre-optic internet service trenching.

• North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society: $5,000 for the Food Cupboard.

• Kaslo Search and Rescue: $3,999 for backcountry response program.

Salmo:

• Salmo Ski Club: $5,000 for lift and lodge maintenance.

• Salmo and District Golf Course: $4,999 for the junior golf program and course improvements.

Slocan:

• W.E. Graham Community Services Society: $6,400 for after school program van service.

Ymir:

• Ymir Community Watershed Society: $4,993 for educational signage at the Quartz Creek Watershed.

• Ymir Community Association: $3,197.29 for the Ymir Community Concession.

Other:

• North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society: $7,891 for parent and child time, Meadow Creek.

• Lardeau Valley Community Club: $7,832 for the Kids to Camp program.

• Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association: $7,000 for medical equipment.

• Procter Community Society: $5,000 for the Village Bakery.



tyler.harper@nelsonstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Regional District of Central Kootenay's Board Highlights, May 2019 by Tyler Harper on Scribd

Just Posted

NDP bring Green New Deal to the Kootenays

MPs Wayne Stetski and Peter Julian held climate change talks in Nelson, Cranbrook and Revelstoke

Elk River reclaims property as its own

Laws make it harder to protect private land than ever before says farmer, local government

Smoke-free summer a boon for West Kootenay tourism

Tourism centres seeing numbers up

LETTER: Nelson far from bike-friendly

From reader Nancy Rosenblum

LETTER: Make pot illegal again

From reader Rod Retzlaff

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

B.C. family stranded in Croatia desperate to come home

Funds being raised to bring back mom and two children

B.C. man on trial for daughters’ murders says an intruder broke in

Andrew Berry takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

‘Plenty of time for a deal’: Teachers’ union expects kids back in school on Sept. 3

BCTF says class size, composition at the heart of the issue

Most Read