MLA Eric Foster

MLA Eric Foster

Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off Lumby recreation facilities

Work will begin soon on children's water park and adult fitness equipment

There are a lot of smiles in Lumby.

A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday indicated that a children’s spray park and adult fitness equipment are moving ahead at Oval Park.

“This was truly a community effort,” said Rick Fairbairn, White Valley Parks and Recreation chairperson.

The total budget is $435,322 and that’s come from the provincial government, the Regional District of North Okanagan, the Lumby Lions Club and the Teddy’s Devils and Martin’s Angels ball teams.

“This is a great story,” said Bill Bennett, B.C.’s community development minister, of the community co-operation.

It’s expected work will begin soon and the facilities will be ready for use next spring.

Look for more details in Friday’s Morning Star.