Groups gain grant-in-aid funds

Coldstream is investing in Lavington, Vernon Winter Carnival and restorative justice.

Coldstream is investing in Lavington, Vernon Winter Carnival and restorative justice.

Grant-in-aid funding for 2016 is being allocated to the Lavington Community Association ($1,200), Vernon Winter Carnival ($500) and the Restorative Justice Society ($1,000).

Meanwhile, several other requests were denied and a few missed the deadline.

“Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park with their change-over had missed this,” said Mayor Jim Garlick.

Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary also missed the application deadline while requests from the North Okanagan Cycling Society and North Okanagan Pipes and Drums Society were denied. A lack of supporting documents also caused the Vernon Canada Day Committee’s request of $500 to be withdrawn.