CBT names successful recreation grant applicants and announces new intake

Whether you enjoy lawn bowling or golf, take to the backcountry on foot, skis or bike, or prefer to hit a tennis ball or pickle ball, dozens of expansions, improvements and new developments to the spaces that keep you moving are on their way.

Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust’s Recreation Infrastructure Grants, 42 projects around the region — including three in Revelstoke — are getting over $3.5 million in support.

The Trust announced the $9-million, three-year program in January 2016. It provides financial support to help communities and groups build new recreation infrastructure or upgrade existing recreation infrastructure.

“We’re pleased to provide grants to such a wide range of projects that will help people stay fit and enjoy where we live,” said CBT President and CEO Neil Muth said in a statement Thursday, May 5. “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.”

Successful Revelstoke projects include:

  • The Kovach Park Skateboard Facility Redevelopment Project – Construct the Revelstoke Skate Park, which will include a range of skateboard features that accommodate all skill levels and age groups;
  • The Frisby Ridge Upgrades & Extension – Construct two new trails and upgrade portions of the existing in-use trail within the Frisby Ridge network to extend this popular cycling destination for residents and visitors; and
  • The Outdoor Riding Arena Footing – Upgrade the existing outdoor riding arena to provide a safer and healthier environment for horses and riders and enhance the quality of the facility.

The granting program’s next intake is now open. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 11.

You can learn more and download the guidelines at cbt.org/recreationapply.

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.

Please click here to see the complete list of successful grant applicants.