Revelstoke community groups vie for CBT community initiative funds

The committee of the provincial government's Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), heard the latest funding needs from 48 community leaders in Revelstoke on Tuesday Mar. 15.

Community leaders gather at the Revelstoke community centre. Photo: Aaron Orlando.

Community leaders gathered in Revelstoke to vie for funds from the Columbia Basin Trust on Tuesday, Mar. 15.

48 representatives from a variety of community organisations each had only a few minutes to present their case to gain funding from the Affected Areas and Community Initiatives Program

Funding requests spanned a broad range such as a black theatre curtain for the Revelstoke Skating Club and constructing coloured ramps to make the city more access friendly by the City of Revelstoke’s StopGap Community Ramp Project.

Revelstoke Arts Council asked for $30,000 in funds to reintroduce the Handmade Parade and add a Francophone Festival while the Columbia Valley Skateboard Association hoped for $20,000 towards their million-dollar redevelopment of the skate park at Kovach Park.

Votes were collected from the community members but the final determination will come from the CBT committee, who are yet to release the results.

For details on the many projects, click on the document below for an expanded view.

Revelstoke CBT Community Initiatives proposals

Emily Kemp is a freelance journalist and frequent contributor to the Revelstoke Mountaineer.