The Federal Government has released over $100,000 in funding for the Sun Peaks region through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality received $95,000 which will be put towards the Sun Peaks
Rob Bremner said the funding would go towards upgrading several elements of the new ice rink including $10,000 to purchase a new, UV resistant puck board; $20,000 to install a better lighting system; $12,000 to purchase a score clock; $21,000 to install a solar hot water system; and general improvements to the skate room and the Zamboni room.
The Heffley Creek Community Recreation Association received $10,750 in funding to go towards renovating the Heffley Creek Community Hall.
Paul Archer, acting president of the Heffley Creek CRA, said he was excited by the announcement.
“I’m very thrilled that the Government of Canada is helping us do some improvement at the Heffley Creek Hall. The hall is the backbone and heart of the small community at Heffley Creek and has seen a lot of use since it was built in 1970,”
“I can hardly wait to start these improvements and see the finished product. It will be amazing.”
Cathy McLeod, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, said the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is providing $150 million across Canada to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
“Our government is helping to renovate, expand and rehabilitate existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for Canadians. We are helping to honour this significant national milestone while creating jobs and growth,”