Curling Club grant upgrades building

Ashcroft Curling Club receives $9,550 from the federal Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund.

  • Mar. 13, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Last week, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced a $9,546 grant for the Ashcroft and District Curling Club under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

“Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in our communities across Canada,” said MP Strahl. “By making these investments in local infrastructure, we are helping boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for Canadians.”

The $9,546 grant will improve the energy efficiency of Ashcroft Curling Club by helping to install a high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner, and update the electrical system. The Club will also install a low-emissivity ceiling which will improve lighting, provide better acoustics, and lower ice refrigeration costs.

“The Ashcroft and District Curling Club would like to thank the Government of Canada for its generous support in bringing our small club’s heating and cooling system into the 21st century,” said club secretary Janet Quesnel. “We work to provide an affordable, fun sport for the whole family. The new energy efficient furnace and air conditioner will allow year-round use of our club for our members and the entire Ashcroft community.”

The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.