Community Development Minister Bill Bennett makes his way up the new climbing structure at the Lakers Clubhouse in Vernon Tuesday.

Community Development Minister Bill Bennett makes his way up the new climbing structure at the Lakers Clubhouse in Vernon Tuesday.

Vernon officially opens Lakers Clubhouse

Community Development Minister Bill Bennett on scene for occassion

A new community facility is available for Vernon residents.

The city unveiled the Lakers Clubhouse on Cummins Road Tuesday.

“I’m really happy to see that this clubhouse is better meeting the needs of communities and families,” said Community Development Minister Bill Bennett, who attended the ceremony.

The structure recently had new acoustics and flooring installed while a children’s climbing structure has been put into place outside.

The total project cost was $94,400, with $74,400 coming from the provincial government.

A number of activities have already been held at the clubhouse.

Look for more details in Friday’s Morning Star.