Columbia Basin Trust funds Grizzly Plaza renovation project

The Columbia Basin Trust is funding a renovation project for Grizzly Plaza designed to improve the space and increase capacity for events.

2016 file photo and caption: The nightly Revelstoke Street Fest in Grizzly Plaza is a popular summer event for both tourists and locals. This season's Street Fest is postponed due to the current situation with COVID-19. File Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is funding a revitalization project for Revelstoke’s Grizzly Plaza.

The project will replace the bandstand, update lighting, street furniture, wayfinding signage and landscaping.

The project is to designed to to accommodate increased use of the space for public events and programming.

The grant is part of the CBT’s Community Outdoor Revitalization Grants. Currently, this program, which will be providing over $1.3 million to help 10 communities undertake such projects.

The CBT is providing $322,050 for the Revelstoke project.

“Residents have told us how important outdoor gathering places are in their communities—to host events, share food, be physically active and connect with others. As we look forward to safely coming together again, the Trust is supporting community efforts to create spaces that residents and visitors can enjoy,” said Will Nixon, Senior Manager of Delivery of Benefits at Columbia Basin Trust. “These new or refreshed sites will help strengthen community pride, aid local businesses and celebrate the region’s culture.”

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