Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier executive director Neills Kristensen (right) was one of about 40 who presented their community project proposals at the Revelstoke Community Centre on Mar. 1.

Learn about 39 proposed Revelstoke community projects here

Revelstoke and area residents packed a hall in the Revelstoke Community Centre on the evening of Mar. 1 to pitch their ideas for community projects for funding through the Columbia Basin Trust's Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP).

Revelstoke and area residents packed a hall in the Revelstoke Community Centre on the evening of Mar. 1 to pitch their ideas for community projects for funding through the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP).

The CIP/AAP is a $3.6 million Basin-wide program that provides funding for projects identified as priorities within communities in the Basin.

The Mar. 1 meeting was an opportunity for community groups to present their projects and then vote on them. It is one step on the applications process. The results of the vote are not public at this stage.

A local evaluation team will now review the projects and provide recommendations to Revelstoke city council and CSRD Area B director Loni Parker, who will then vote on recommendations, likely in about a month.

Here is an outline of projects that were presented at the Mar. 1 public meeting:

1

Project: Nordic Ski Trail Grooming Machinery

Applicant: Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

Project description: Purchase a snowmobile and tow-behind track setter

Project Budget: $19,540

Funding Request: $18,640

2

Project: Trampoline Replacements

Applicant: Revelstoke Acrobats Club

Project description: Replace two existing trampolines with Eurotramp GME trampolines

Project Budget: $19,800

Funding Request: $14,800

3

Project: Racing Training Event Equipment

Applicant: Revelstoke Ski Club

Project description: Purchase equipment to support on-hill athlete training and race events.

Project Budget: $18,550

Funding Request: $18,550

4

Project: Revelstoke Bear Aware

Applicant: Revelstoke Bear Aware Society

Project description: Continue to deliver the bear aware program to reduce conflict between people and bears in the community

Project Budget: $34,700

Funding Request: $18,000

5

Project: Wildland Firefighting Equipment

Applicant: City of Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service

Project description: Purchase equipment to enable firefighting of Columbia River drawdown zone grass fires and aviation extrication

Project Budget: $42,305

Funding Request: $29,805

6

Project: Alpine Commons

Applicant: Friends of Mount Revelstoke & Glacier

Project description: Construct a wheelchair accessible viewing deck at the summit of Mount Revelstoke National Park

Project Budget: $18,000

Funding Request: $5,000

7

Project: Fairway Top-dress and Over-seed

Applicant: Revelstoke Golf Club

Project description: Reduce weed growth without use of chemical means by top-dressing, aeration and over-seeding the fairways.

Project Budget: $35,000

Funding Request: $30,000

8

Project: Improving BC Interior Forestry Museum

Applicant: BC Interior Forestry Museum

Project description: Consolidate present programs and expand opportunities to take the forest ‘message’ out to the community

Project Budget: $22,000

Funding Request: $13,000

9

Project: Membership Drive & 10th Anniversary

Applicant: Kootenay Carshare Cooperative

Project description: Organize community events, raise awareness of KCC’s programs, benefits and increase membership

Project Budget: $4,347

Funding Request: $2,086

10

Project: Environmental Education & Stewardship

Applicant: North Columbia Environmental Society

Project description: Offer business energy audits, community events, speakers series and school programs on environmental education and stewardship

Project Budget: $16,723

Funding Request: $14,698

11

Project: Second Annual World Fair Trade Day

Applicant: Revelstoke Fair Trade Society

Project description: Host Revelstoke’s second annual World Fair Trade Day Celebration on May 14, 2011

Project Budget: $1,000

Funding Request: $950

12

Project: Exhibit and Collection Management

Applicant: Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society

Project description: Address collection and exhibit management requirements to sustain and enhance effectiveness as a museum and tourism destination

Project Budget: $33,000

Funding Request: $24,000

13

Project: Revelstoke Mountain Paradise Show & Shine

Applicant: Vintage Car Club of Canada

Project description: Host a car show downtown Revelstoke on June 4, 2011

Project Budget: $3,590

Funding Request: $890

14

Project: Mountain bike trails

Applicant: Revelstoke Cycling Association

Project description: Expansion of mountain bike trail network and associated infrastructure in the Revelstoke area.

Project Budget: $24,000

Funding Request: $24,000

15

Project: Community Radio Station

Applicant: Stoke FM Radio Society

Project description: Build a community radio station that offers spoken word, local music and programming relevant to Revelstoke

Project Budget: $8,450

Funding Request: $5,000

16

Project: Archives Enhancement Project

Applicant: Revelstoke Museum & Archives Association

Project description: Upgrade the archives through accessioning, creation of catalogues, digitization of images and documents

Project Budget: $38,500

Funding Request: $25,000

17

Project: Carousel of Nations

Applicant: Revelstoke Multicultural Society

Project description: Celebrate Revelstoke’s multicultural diversity with ethnic food, displays, entertainment, travel presentations, stories, songs, etc.

Project Budget: $7,000

Funding Request: $5,000

18

Project: Expanding Arts & Culture Programs

Applicant: Revelstoke Arts Council

Project description: Increase the number of arts and culture programs planned, coordinated and delivered in Revelstoke

Project Budget: $117,500

Funding Request: $25,000

19

Project: Vintage Gramophone and Dance

Applicant: Bygone Era Entertainment Society

Project description: Hold gramophone and dance performances for seniors and other targeted groups

Project Budget: $5,925

Funding Request: $3,500

20

Project: Office, Exhibitions & Marketing

Applicant: Revelstoke Visual Arts Society

Project description: Increase office capacity, install 20 exhibitions, improve facility, and develop marketing brochure

Project Budget: $44,500

Funding Request: $37,500

21

Project: AFKO 25th Anniversary & Celebration

Applicant: Assoc. des Francophones

Project description: Present a French play and dinner as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Assoc. des Francophones des Kootenays Ouest

Project Budget: $8,845

Funding Request: $1,500

22

Project: Revelstoke Timber Days LITE

Applicant: Revelstoke Forest Workers Society

Project description: Host a one-day celebration with local logging sports competitions, kids activities and educational displays.

Project Budget: $6,450

Funding Request: $2,000

23

Project: Early Learning Program

Applicant: Revelstoke Community Child Care Soc.

Project description: Provide and support early learning programs and special community events focusing on early childhood

Project Budget: $24,000

Funding Request: $12,000

24

Project: Youth Services Program

Applicant: Community Connections

Project description: Provide a continuum of services to youth from 9 to 18 years in the community

Project Budget: $77,350

Funding Request: $25,000

25

Project: Youth Avalanche Safety Education

Applicant: Canadian Avalanche Centre

Project description: Deliver avalanche safety directly to the K-12 classroom in the Revelstoke School District

Project Budget: $9,500

Funding Request: $4,000

26

Project: Screen Smart Challenge Week

Applicant: Revelstoke Board of Education #19

Project description: Educating parents and children on the affects of screen media and offer active events to replace screen time

Project Budget: $3,000

Funding Request: $2,000

27

Project: Columbia Park Playground

Applicant: Revelstoke Community Child Care Soc.

Project description: Install a developmentally appropriate play structure for young children at Columbia Park Elementary

Project Budget: $24,383

Funding Request: $18,000

28

Project: Summer Day Camp

Applicant: Community Connections

Project description: Provide an opportunity for children aged 5-11 to have a fun and meaningful summer

Project Budget: $54,650

Funding Request: $12,000

29

Project: Adult Centre of Learning

Applicant: Okanagan College

Project description: Offer free exam invigilation, study and tutor spaces and computer access.

Project Budget: $17,780

Funding Request: $15,980

30

Project: Community Training Subsidies

Applicant: Okanagan College

Project description: Reduce financial barriers to individuals and non-profit organizations who require training

Project Budget: $27,731

Funding Request: $12,000

31

Project: Wheelchair Access and Washroom Renovation

Applicant: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46

Project description: Install wheelchair ramp and lift, push-button doors and renovate washrooms for wheelchair accessibility

Project Budget: $24,985

Funding Request: $14,985

32

Project: Food Bank

Applicant: Community Connections

Project description: Provide year-round food assistance and endeavours to provide choices of healthy nutritious food items

Project Budget: $179,000

Funding Request: $25,000

33

Project: Volunteer Coordinator

Applicant: Revelstoke Senior Citizens Assoc.

Project description: Hire a volunteer coordinator to implement volunteer-based, community-wide programs for residents

Project Budget: $12,500

Funding Request: $9,000

34

Project: Social Development Coordinator

Applicant: City of Revelstoke

Project description: Facilitate community-wide social planning and action.

Project Budget: $50,000

Funding Request: $5,000

35

Project: Social Justice Advocate

Applicant: Community Connections

Project description: Provide services to residents who are marginalized by poverty, literacy or ability

Project Budget: $48,700

Funding Request: $28,200

36

Project: Canine Search & Rescue Program

Applicant: Canadian Canine Search & Rescue

Project description: Attend mandatory annual courses and validations, acquire SAR equipment, promote growth and recruitment

Project Budget: $27,400

Funding Request: $20,000

37

Project: Health Equipment Loan Program

Applicant: Canadian Red Cross Society

Project description: Purchase child-sized medical equipment to lend to children recovering from surgery, illness, injury or facing end of life

Project Budget: $2,379

Funding Request: $2,379

38

Project: Community Response Network

Applicant: Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society

Project description: Provide programs to inform and protect vulnerable adults against abuse, neglect and self-neglect.

Project Budget: $11,750

Funding Request: $5,000

39

Project: Hospice Resources/Volunteer Training

Applicant: Revelstoke Hospice Society

Project description: Increase awareness of hospice services, access to internet resources, a quarterly newsletter; and provide volunteer training.

Project Budget: $9,000

Funding Request: $9,000