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Elk Valley sports get more than $750,000
Organizations in Fernie and Sparwood will receive a total of $750,937 from the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development’s Community Recreation Program to fund projects which will improve recreational infrastructure.
“I’m pleased with how the Community Recreation Program was designed. We’re seeing a wide variety of funding applications that all relate back to helping people get out there and fun, often times while supporting environmentally friendly initiatives as well. That’s a great win-win situation for the Elk Valley,” said Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett
Who will benefit:
• Fernie – Max Turyk Soccer Field Development - $350,937
• By re-aligning the existing Max Turyk field, there will be space for the construction of an additional regulation-sized soccer field.
• This will result in increased capacity for hosting tournaments and offer green space to community members for many casual recreational activities.
• Sparwood – Sparwood Leisure Centre Energy Retrofit - $400,000
• Replacing the 27-year-old heating system and gas boilers at Sparwood Leisure Centre will reduce GHG emissions by 163 tonnes/year and save the District approximately $49,000/year.
• These savings will be invested in public engagement activities to promote active living.