The cost of the gymnasium was split between the Ministry of Education, who provided $600,000; an additional $1.2 million was provided through the Fair Share program, the school district provided $600,000 and the regional district $1.2 million.
“The new gym will provide recreational and social opportunities for people of all ages,” Education Minister Peter Fassbender said in a written statement. “This was a unique partnership and I want to thank all of our stakeholders for their hard work in completing this great project.”
The new gymnasium, built to accommodate the excess of students since its inception in 1969, will not only open new opportunities for students to participate in a wider range of activities, but will also be open to adults, as new fitness and sports opportunities are said to be in the works, as well as opportunities to host a wide range of community events, according the Ministry of Education.
“Our government is working to bring the best educational and community resources to rural communities across B.C.,” Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm writes. “As a long-time resident in this region, I know this gym will be a cherished gathering place for not only our students but for local families of Flatrock, Goodlow and Cecil Lake as well.”
Clearview is a kindergarten-to-grade 10 school with a student population of 145.
The school is located 50 km east of Fort St. John.