By David F. Rooney
Members from 30 different community organizations gathered at the Community Centre on Tuesday to make their pitch for a piece of the $337,079 in funding available from the Columbia Basin Trust’s Affected Areas and Community Initiatives program.
The 30 different groups pitched 36 different projects, whose combined total budgets were estimated at $3,610,553. They were seeking a total of $498,707 in funding from the CBT.
The projects for which Revelstoke groups were seeking funding ranged from the 2014 Homecoming Celebration this summer and a Seacan and Spectator Viewing Platform for the Revy Riders’ track off Westside Road to new arts and culture programs from the Revelstoke Arts Council and a new roof for the Royal Canadian Legion.
At the conclusion of the presentations participants voted for the 10 projects they thought were most deserving of funding. Those votes are passed along to the City-appointed committee that will ultimately determine which projects get how much. The public ballots have a weight of 15% while the projects’ individual applications are assigned a weight of 85%.
The list of successful projects will likely be announced by the end of March.