The chair of the Regional District of East Kootenay is pleased a Columbia Basin Trust program is able to fund a number of local projects.
The RDEK has granted approval to dispersed over $1 million for 156 projects through the CBT’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program.
RDEK chair Rob Gay says most of the 156 projects that are getting funds are run by volunteers.
He praises them for being a vital part of their communities.
“Many of the volunteers are on more than one committee. Without that, I don’t think we have the community that we’ve got without all these volunteers. It’s really nice to have the money but people have to get the job done.”
Gay says he’s particularly excited to see the Kimberley Health Care Auxilliary’s Thrift Store will be undergoing renovations thanks in part to CBT funding.
“These folks work very hard. All the money that they raise is provided to our regional hospital. Their building is getting old and needed some repairs.”
The group gets $38,000 through the program to help with that project.
– Rob Gay, Regional District of East Kootenay Board Chair