TAYLOR, B.C. – The Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved a grant that will allow for the construction of a permanent multipurpose facility at Peace Island Park.
At their most recent board meeting, the trust’s board of directors approved the $250,000 grant to support the project.
The new multi-purpose facility will provide a weather-proof building that will be suitable for hosting a wide range of events.
The Fort St. John Petroleum Association and the Peace Country River Rats organisations will both be leading the joint committee that will oversee construction of the pavilion.
“The Fort St. John Petroleum Association is very excited to see the culmination of the past six years of effort finally come to fruition,” said Petroleum Association president Sean Thomas. “We are looking forward to having a permanent facility available at Peace Island Park for the use of the public. This facility will be put to great use for events hosted by the River Rats Organization going forward. In conjunction with the River Rats organization – we are proud to have pledged the initial support for the construction of this facility as a legacy to the community. The benefit to the community will serve all residents of the Peace Region.”
Peace Island Park, which is currently managed by the District of Taylor, includes more than 100 campsites, a playground, boat launch, walking trails, picnic area and open recreation areas
Other funding contributors include the District of Taylor, Fort St. John Petroleum Association, and Peace Country River Rats.