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.
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