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Mackenzie in Final Stretch to Find Funds for Rec Reno

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 5:53 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  The District of Mackenzie is looking forward to renovating its recreation  centre and  is very close to having  all the dollars for the job.

The District  of Mackenzie Recently celebrated the  approval of $5 million  in funding from the UBCM Gas Tax Strategic Priorities Fund.  That  is a significant chunk of the project’s  estimated cost of  just under $7.4 million.

With  confirmed funding  of  $950 thousand from the McLeod Lake Makenzie Community Forrest revenues and a  $250 thousand dollar grant from Northern Development Initiative Trust,  the   fund raising goal is  within reach,  but,   there is still another $1,186 million  to  raise.

The renovation will  see  the 1960’s curling rink  replaced with a re-configured multi-purpose community hall/activity centre.  It  has been designed to  include  a mixed use design for  large format events, complete with stage, accessible washrooms, relocated children’s play area, and improvements to the lobby-office and concession area.



If that was in PG the answervwould be simple, just raise property taxes

“there is still another $1,186 million to raise” .. that is one helluva rec center that costs $1.1 billion.

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