The community vote on Nakusp and Area K projects applying for Community Initiatives and Affected Areas funding from the CBT are happening Wednesday, April 18 at the Nakusp Library at 7 p.m. and the Nakusp Arena Auditorium at 12 p.m. All proposed projects will have a display and someone on hand to explain what they hope to do with the grant money they are asking for, so feel free to ask questions.
Area K Director Paul Peterson and Nakusp Mayor Karen Hamling have been keen to keep the process one that is open to public participation through voting, something that doesn’t occur in all areas that get funding. In other areas, funding is given to projects by a select committee. Mayor Hamling is continually impressed by the level of voter turn out at the funding polls. The community makes wise decisions, she said, so let them vote for what they want.
For Nakusp and Area, there is $179,000 available for both small and large grant requests this year, which is good news for local project hopefuls.
Here is a list of the groups and their projects this year for Nakusp and Area K:
Arrow and Slocan Community Services – Nakusp Food Bank and Breakfast Program
Nakusp and Area Community Recreation Society – Kuskanax Mountain Trail expansion project
Arrow Lakes Historical Society – Two-storey addition to the Centennial Building
Arrow Lakes Running Group – Nakusp Spring 5k/10k Run
Arrow Lakes Search and Rescue – Emergency Response Equipment
Bayview Residents Association – Fire Equipment, Siren, Pump
Cultural Community of Nakusp and Area Society – Serving kitchen completion: counters, shelves, fridge, freezer
Halcyon Assisted Living – Senior’s Life Enhancement Project
Nakusp and District Museum Society – Assist with the Centennial Building Addition
Nakusp Branch #71, Senior Citizens Association of B.C. – Nakusp Senior Citizens activity Centre heating systems upgrade
Nakusp Public Library Association – Ten projects to Modernize the Library
Nakusp Ski Club Association – Backpack project
Nakusp Ski Club Association – Foundation to phase 1 (rental shop) for Summit Lake Ski Area
Silverwing Ecological Consulting – Kootenay Community Bay Project: landowner packages
Slocan Solutions Society – Volunteer Bureau
Valhalla Summer School of Fine Arts Society – Theatre Instruction and Music Education