Columbia Basin Trust funds Rossland recreation projects

The Rossland Skatepark and the Dewdney Trail Upgrade Project are among 42 projects that have been awarded CBT recreation grants.

The Rossland Skatepark and the Dewdney Trail Upgrade Project are among 42 projects that have been awarded recreation grants.

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) announced the recipients of its Recreation Infrastructure Grants on Thursday morning, awarding over $3.5 million to 42 projects in the region.

“We’re pleased to provide grants to such a wide range of projects that will help people stay fit and enjoy where we live,” Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust president and CEO, said in a press release. “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.”

The City of Rossland will receive $150,000 to develop the new 1070 Rossland Skatepark and the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society (KCTS) will receive $10,500 to upgrade a 5.4 km section of the historic Dewdney Trail.

“It puts the Dewdney revitalization on track,” Scott Forsyth, vice-president of KCTS, said of the grant. “We’re thankful that we got it and appreciative.”

The project is currently in the planning stages and work will start in September.

 

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