TAYLOR, B.C. – The Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club is looking for a letter of support from the District of Taylor in hopes of receiving funding for a warming shelter at Beatton Provincial Park.
The Ski Club is looking for funding through the BC Hydro GO Fund.
The warming shelter would help facilitate lessons, other programming and public use of the 15 km of cross country ski trails that the club offers to residents in the Peace Region.
“A shelter is important for safety reasons. In fact, a day lodge and waxing area is referenced on the“Facility Safety Checklist” of the NCCP Community Coaching Cross-Country Skiing Reference Manual (p. 421). The shelter would greatly enhance the overall accessibility of the trails, would encourage more wide-spread use of the trails, and would help to provide valuable low impact recreational opportunities for the community. In the off season, other clubs, such as the local bike club that already uses the trails, could also benefit.”
Elke Haggerty, Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club Club Skills Development Program Coordinator, had sent a letter already to the District prior to the meeting on Monday.
The following statement would be required from the District as a letter of support:
“THAT, the District of Taylor supports the application to Northern Development Initiative Trust from the Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club for a grant of up to $10,000 from the BC Hydro GO Fund.”