Photo: NDI Chair, Evan Saugstad (left) and Mayor of Tumbler Ridge, Larry White, announce the Palaeontology funding on Friday afternoon- Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca
The Northern Development Initiative Trust has granted funding to two projects in the Peace Region.
A $30,000 grant has been awarded to the Dawson Creek Golf and Country club, for clubhouse renovations. The funding will assist the facility with the completion of a kitchen, deck, banquet room and washrooms.
Chair of the clubhouse committee, Paul De Costa, says the improvements will likely attract new memberships.
Meanwhile, the NDI has granted $39,000 toward a $140,000 project by the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre in Tumbler Ridge.
The project includes the expansion and relocation of the Paleontology Research Centre and Dinosaur Discovery Gallery, by renovating a vacant elementary school building.
Four new seasonal positions are expected to be created as a result of the two projects.