MLA Coulter says funding will support outdoor recreation in Chilliwack

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CHILLIWACK – New Democrat MLA Dan Coulter says that $44,846 in funding from the province will help support better access to outdoor space for people in Chilliwack.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, more and more people have turned to visiting local parks and green spaces to relax, get some air, and be closer to nature,” said Coulter, MLA for Chilliwack. “This support from the province will make it easier for more people to safely access one of the most beautiful outdoor spots in Chilliwack.”

The funding is going to support the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve in enhancing their trail network to accommodate the increase in demand that has occurred since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is one of 53 local not-for-profit organizations around B.C. receiving support this year from the capital project stream of the Community Gaming Grants program.

This year, the program prioritized capital project requests from not-for-profits facing an increased demand for services or requiring modifications to programs and facilities to meet public health and safety guidelines.

The program has made it a condition that all grant funding this year complies with Provincial Health Officer orders and is providing flexibility for organizations to delay project and service delivery until they can do so safely.

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