Upgrades at Lakers on list

More improvements could occur at an Okanagan Landing community centre.

  • Dec. 16, 2011 1:00 p.m.

More improvements could occur at an Okanagan Landing community centre.

The City of Vernon will apply to the provincial government for upgrades to the former Lakers clubhouse on Cummins Road. If successful, Victoria would cover 80 per cent of the $100,000 project while the city would be responsible for 20 per cent.

“There would be a change of flooring in there,  acoustic panels, a playground and a bike rack,” said Doug Ross, recreation services manager.

“We believe it would increase the use of the facility.”

In May, council agreed to an additional $21,000 for renovations after $60,000 had been approved earlier this year.

It had been believed that $60,000 would be sufficient to turn the vacant structure into a community centre.

However, the initial inspection by city staff and contractors didn’t reveal all of the problems with the structure and $21,000 was needed to ensure all of the required work could be completed.

Beyond possibly receiving a provincial grant, there is the hope the community may financially support the latest round of upgrades being sought.

“There is the possibility of sponsorship to help with this, say for the playground,” said Ross.