The East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) presented the Fernie Rod and Gun Club (FRGC) with the Elk Valley 2012 Community Award on April 17. Kevin Marasco accepted the $12,500 cheque on behalf of the FRGC for an Indoor Archery Facility and a Junior Olympic Archery youth program.
The facility will be located on the second floor of the Elk’s Hall in Fernie. It will be an indoor year-round facility that will offer ladies nights, family nights, a league and youth archery.
“I’d like to thank all of the Credit Union members for coming out and supporting our cause,” said FRGC President, Kevin Marasco. “I commend all of the other groups for some excellent projects out there and hopefully they succeed with what they are planning on doing.”
“We are excited tonight to be giving out $12,500 dollars to the award winner that our members have voted for,” said Jody Burk, CEO of EKC. “There are many great causes here in Fernie and our member’s got to vote on the one that they think is the most worthy.”
The three runner’s up, the Lion’s Club Demolition Derby Relocation, Fernie Dog Recreation Park and the Fernie Mountain Bike Club Skills Park each received a subsidiary prize of $1000.00