The Queen Charlotte management committee congratulated recreation rep Vicki Ives on her successful Gwaii Trust application for skateboard park funding during its January 5 meeting.
Ms Ives had applied for-and is getting-just under $200,000 to pay for the park to be built near the tennis courts at the west end of Queen Charlotte. She and a committee have been working for about a year on the project, and raised close to $10,000 in donations from community fundraisers.
Most recently, the committee raised $900 at the Christmas Tree fundraiser December 11, Ms Ives said. She also said she’d been contacted by an entertainer in Quesnel who read about the project on the internet. He volunteered to do a fundraiser in Queen Charlotte and donate some of the proceeds from his performance.
Ms Ives said she’s still waiting to see if the Vancouver Foundation approved her grant application for $10,000.
Meanwhile, she has been in touch with a skateboard park designer to get the ball rolling on the actual design and building of the park. Many questions remain to be answered she said, especially who will do the actual work of building it.
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