The Oceanside Track and Field Club plans to acquire new hurdles and starting blocks. (PQB News file photo)

The Oceanside Track and Field Club plans to acquire new hurdles and starting blocks. (PQB News file photo)

Grants offered to recreational groups in Parksville Qualicum Beach

More than $21,000 allocated to spring applicants

The Oceanside Services Committee has approved several applications to receive funding from the Oceanside Recreation Services Grants Program.

There is a total of $75,000 for the recreation grant funding, which supports the creation and promotion of recreational activities in the District 69 region.

In the spring 2021 application, total of $21,862 was allocated, leaving a balance of $53,138 to be made available for the September grant intake. There were eight youth applications and six community applications that were reviewed by the newly-formed subcommittee for the Oceanside Services Recreation Grants.

The Oceanside Recreation Services Youth Grant applications approved for funding include:

• Kwalikum Secondary School – Outdoor education program $1,000

• Mid-Island Distance Youth Running Club – Track rental, uniforms, PPE Supplies $1,184

• Oceanside Community Makerspace Society – Laptops $2,000

• Oceanside Track and Field Club – Hurdles, starting blocks $2,500

• Pacific Board Culture Society – Skateboard/snowboard repairs, safety equipment $2,500

• Salish Storm Hockey Association – Hockey program facility rental, food, equipment, transportation $2,500

• Sources Community Resource Centre – Youth program supplies $1,507

The Parksville Royals Baseball Club’s application for $2,250 to pay for foul ball poles was not recommended for funding.

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Oceanside Services Recreation Grants Sub-Committee:

For the community grant applications, the following were approved for funding:

• Bowser Tennis Club – Practice wall repair $1,818

• Bow Horn Bay Community Club – Program materials (signage, printing, prizes) $2,500

• Bow Horn Bay Community Club – Fall fair entertainment costs $2,000

• Nanoose Bay Activities and Recreation Society – Pickleball equipment $1,237

• Parksville Seniors Activity and Drop-in Centre – Fitness equipment $1,116

The Oceanside Elementary School Parent Advisory Council’s application of $25,480 for the purchase of playground equipment and installation was deferred to the September grant intake.

— NEWS Staff

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