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Electoral Area “C” Supports Sovereign Lake Nordic Club

Posted Friday, July 26, 2019

Electoral Area “C” (BX / Silver Star) supported the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club (SLNC) with a contribution of $25,000. The cheque was presented to Troy Hudson, the General Manager of SLNC on Tuesday, July 23, by Amanda Shatzko, Director for Electoral Area “C”.

The SLNC is the largest cross country ski club in North America with over 2000 members, and regularly hosts competitions with skiers from across the world. The 54-kilometre track is heavily utilized and requires daily grooming and top-notch equipment. When the SLNC learned the cost of a new groomer was around $450,000, they turned to the community for support.

“Investing in active and healthy lifestyles is important to me,” said Amanda Shatzko, Electoral Area “C” Director. “This new equipment will keep the track in good condition for years to come and will allow people of all ages and skill levels to participate in sport in our region, and attract tourism and contributions to the local economy.”

“Donations are still needed, so I encourage others to contribute to this excellent amenity in our own backyard,” said Shatzko.

The grant from the RDNO was funded through the Community Works Fund (CWF). This fund consists of a stream of federal gas tax funding that is delivered to all local governments in British Columbia, including electoral areas, through a direct annual allocation to support local priorities. Each local government receives CWF funding based on a per capita formula.

Amanda Shatzko, Electoral Area “C” Director, presents a $25,000 cheque to Troy Hudson, the General Manager of the Sovereign Lake Nordic Club.