Columbia Basin Trust funds Castlegar recreation projects

The Castlegar Bike Park and a batting cage training facility are among 42 projects that have been awarded CBT recreation grants.

The Castlegar Bike Park and a batting cage training facility 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 Castlegar Parks and Trails Society will receive $50,000 to construct a new bike park, and the Castlegar Girls Softball Association (CGSA) will receive $13,840 to build a new enclosed batting cage training facility at Kinnaird Park that will allow Castlegar softball teams to train more often.

“This project has been discussed for years within our association. With this grant from CBT, the association now has all the funding it requires and will be moving forward over the next couple months to have it constructed,” Leanna Handley, CGSA president, told the Castlegar News. “We also have the support of the City of Castlegar, who has provided us with the land to use, local businesses who will provide us with some discounted labour and materials, and volunteers who will both manage the project and construct the new facility.”

 

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