Elected officials and community members were welcomed by Sparwood Chamber of Commerce staff to a reception last week celebrating the latest changes and improvements to the Visitor Information Centre and surrounding area.
Titan Park is showing off four new cement picnic tables and pads, as well as two new garbage bins. The additions totalled over $12,000 – with $9,125 of the funds coming from the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Grant and the remainder from the Chamber. Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives Grant and a $2,500 contribution from the Chamber, new carpet has been installed in the building’s downstairs meeting room, along with upgrades to all the meeting rooms. The exterior of the building has also been brightened up with new flags, hanging baskets, and flowers.
“I am hoping that all the improvements will showcase our town to visitors as a great town to visit, live and do business,” commented Norma McDougall, manager of the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce. “The tables and new upgrades to meeting rooms will also benefit our members and residents; I see folks everyday enjoying lunch outside on the picnic tables.”
Following brief speeches from McDougall and Sparwood Mayor Lois Halko, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Michel-Natal interpretive signs recently donated and installed by Teck at the site.