The Sooke Community Centre is receiving $15,000 from FortisBC for improvements. FortisBC announced their latest community investment initiatives at the 2016 Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) Convention.
Earlier this year, FortisBC invited elected officials across their service territory from Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland and B.C. Interior to nominate a local non-profit organization for the chance to receive community investment funding. FortisBC received over 35 nominations and chose three finalists, each of which received $15,000. Sooke’s application was through a nomination from Rick Kasper.
The following write-up appears on the FortisBC website:
Sooke Community Association and Community Hall was built by volunteers in 1937. Since then, it has been a place for more than a dozen different community groups throughout Sooke and the Juan de Fuca area on Vancouver Island.
Groups such as Sooke Seniors, Lions Group, Loan Cupboard, Food Bank, Sooke Fall Fair and more are able to rent this community space at reduced rates. In some cases, depending on the availability of resources, organizations may be eligible to access the community space free of cost.
FortisBC’s investment will contribute to a much needed replacement of the community hall’s existing natural gas furnace.
This upgrade will increase the hall’s comfort and usability, while allowing it to operate more environmentally responsibly and efficiently.
The other two grant recipients were North Shore Neighbourhood House and Trail Historical Society.
Read the original announcement here.
Another application for the Hall’s improvements