Top 20 of the CBT/RDEK Community Projects approved and funded

There were 156 projects approved and funded from across the East Kootenay area.

Kootenay Trout Hatchery sign.

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC's Kootenay Trout Hatchery Outreach Program was at the top of the list at $41,525. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Fish Hatchery

The Columbia Basin Trust and the Regional District of East Kootenay recently announced the approval of programs for the community initiatives and affected area for 2018/19. There were 156 total projects approved and funded. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC's Kootenay Trout Hatchery Outreach Program was at the top of the list at $41,525.

Here is list of the Top 20 projects funded:

1. Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC — Kootenay Trout Hatchery Outreach Program  $41,525

2. Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary — Renovations to floor/ceiling Thrift Store $38,245

3. Wardner Community Association — Going Green  $35,210

4. Sand Creek Community Club (Lions Club) — Timber Frame Pavilion  $27,875

5. Elko Parks and Recreation Association — Elko Hall Improvements  $27,377

6. Triangle Women’s Institute — Pioneer Hall Improvements/4H Summer Camp  $22,728

7. Sam Steele Society — 2018 Sam Steele Days   $20,000

8. West Kootenay Brian Injury Association — STRIVE program $18,939

9. Trails Society of BC — Chief Isadore Trail Weed Management/Equipment Storage $18,000

10. Community Connections Society of Southeast BC — Farm Kitchen  $17,690

11. Wardner Community Association — Mayook School House exterior renovations $17,000

12. South Star Recreation Society — Ski Trail Grooming Equipment  $17,000

13. BCSPA – Kootenay Branch — Spray/Neuter program  $16,359

14. South Country Housing Project Society — Flooring and Roof  $15,481

15. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cranbrook — Teen membership   $15,050

16. South Country Cowboys Association — Riding Arena improvements $15,000

17. Baynes Lake Community Society — Community Hall  $15,000

18. Community Connections Society — Breastfeeding Mamas  $14,180

19. Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library — Motion Commotion $13,800

20. Northern BC Friends of Children Society — Family Support program $13,527

Click here for a complete list of all the funded programs. 

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