Northern Development Initiative Trust is donating almost $200,000 to benefit the Prince George community. Six facilities have been chosen for upgrade and will each be receiving $30,000 for improvements and expansions.
The spaces were chosen by the NDI Trust based on which facilities would help increase the amount of events held in the community.
Elder Citizen Recreation Centre
The kitchen at the recreation centre is commonly rented out and used publicly for affordable and healthy weekly meal initiatives. The money will be put towards new appliances, a furnace and a physical addition that will allow the area to be more spacious to help serve the senior community
The luxury suites at the CN Centre are rented out by businesses and individuals who want premium access to a unique and exclusive event experience. The carpeting in these suites are damaged and outdated, and the two hundred event chairs haven’t been replaced in over twenty years. The funding will go towards replacing the flooring with vinyl and upgraded seating.
With limited space, it’s difficult for Pineview Hall to rent out the facility frequently. Their chunk of the money will go towards a new office space, a conference room, air conditioning and increased storage.
Old roofing doesn’t allow Kinsman Hall to utilize all their space space due to frequent leaking. The approved funds will go towards replacing the 4,900 square foot roof which will allow the space to be rented out more regularly.
This space is most commonly used for events, workshops and meetings. The two public washrooms will be updated to make sure they are accessible to everyone and energy efficient.
Lheidli’ T’enneh Memorial Park Pavilion
The park will be receiving an expansion of the patio area along with a sheltered gathering place that is both visually appealing but also historically relevant.