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Boys and Girls Club west entrance improvements completed

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The west entrance of the Vernon location of the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club has received a face lift and some access control enhancements, thanks to a $15,000 donation of funding through Rotary Club of Vernon, from the Province of British Columbia, and funding from the Regional District of North Okanagan.

Along with an expanded front office area, the upgrades include a redesign of the west entrance to provide the Boys and Girls Club staff the ability to control who comes into the building. “Access control allows us to better manage and safeguard the kids in our programs,” said Kirstie Blanleil, Okanagan Boys and Girls Club Area Director. “We are grateful that the Province of British Columbia was able to help supplement the funding from the Regional District to make this project happen.”

Local MLA, Eric Foster, is delighted with the outcome. “The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club provides such a tremendous service to our community,” said Foster. “I am happy to hear that these improvements will make such a significant difference to the Club’s day to day operations.”

“The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club provides a number of important community services, including after school care and low-cost recreation programs,” said Juliette Cunningham, Chair of the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee to the Regional District. “These services meet a real need in the community, and the Regional District recognizes the importance of ensuring that they remain strong and effective.”

The total project cost was $43,000.

For a full schedule of the recreation programming happening at the Vernon Boys and Girls Club in November, visit the Boys and Girls Club Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VernonBoysandGirls.

For further information on this project, please call 250.550.3700.