Mt. Timothy gains grant

MLA Donna Barnett finds funding for ski hill society

Mt. Timothy Ski Society has received $45,000 from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Development.

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett presented them with the cheque on May 1, and said the ski hill brings in major tourism and also benefits residents in both the South and Central Cariboo.

“It services the region. Schoolchildren go up there regularly and learn how to ski and how to do programs and safety.”

Aside from all its benefits for folks of all ages who enjoy the hill, the region needs sufficient activities to keep its young people and bring in others, something that is “very important” to her personally, she adds.

“That ski hill is run by volunteers and has millions of dollars and hours into it. It is so important to keep that hill alive and vibrant for tourism, but also for the purposes of the region – for everybody.

“I am so thrilled I was able to find the money to help them out.”