L-R: Cara-Lee Stewart from Castlegar Skating Club, Heather Anderson from Castlegar Minor Hockey, Managing Director of Mercer Celgar Bill MacPherson, Manager of Recreation CDRD Jim Crockett, Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey Head Coach Dave Hnatiuk. Photo: submitted

L-R: Cara-Lee Stewart from Castlegar Skating Club, Heather Anderson from Castlegar Minor Hockey, Managing Director of Mercer Celgar Bill MacPherson, Manager of Recreation CDRD Jim Crockett, Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey Head Coach Dave Hnatiuk. Photo: submitted

Castlegar ice user groups receive financial boost

Initiative is a partnership with Rec Commission and Mercer Celgar through a Zamboni sponsorship

Thanks to a partnership with Mercer Celgar, the Castlegar and District Recreation Commission was able to help support five local ice user organizations with cash donations.

The money comes through Mercer Celgar’s sponsorship of the Zamboni at the Castlegar and District Community Complex arena. The company has supported the initiative since 2013.

This year $1,000 cheques were delivered to Castlegar Minor Hockey, Castlegar Skating Club, Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey and Castlegar Rebels.

All of the above organizations have had to adapt or stop their activities due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Selkirk College Saints announced the cancellation of their season at the end of November. The Castlegar Rebels and the rest of the KIJHL have paused regular season play until at least Dec. 8.

READ MORE: Castlegar doctors and mayor urge residents to take COVID-19 seriously as cases are confirmed in the city



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