Osoyoos in Support of Arena Funding Application
OSOYOOS – Both the Town of Osoyoos and The Town of Oliver have partnered with the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) in support of an application by the OIB to the Infrastructure Canada Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) Fund.
The Osoyoos Indian Band has been in discussions with Stantec Architecture and Wintersport regarding the feasibility of constructing a multi-pad National Indigenous Hockey Legacy Initiative (NIHL) arena in the Oliver/Osoyoos area.
“The Osoyoos Indian Band appreciates any opportunity to collaborate with our neighboring Municipalities for the betterment of the region. Organized sport, exercise and active lifestyle amenities are crucial to our collective goal of maintaining healthy communities,” said Mike Campol, COO, Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corp.
The GICB Fund provides up to 100 per cent funding for new facilities that are accessible to the public, including new recreational facilities. Existing arenas in the region are aged and no longer considered energy efficient and will require significant capital and operational investments to become sustainable now and in the future.
“The opportunity to collaborate with the Osoyoos Indian Band and Town of Oliver in this regional initiative underscores our commitment to finding sustainable, cost-effective solutions to the provision of community amenities that serve all our communities and their residents” said Osoyoos’ Mayor Sue McKortoff.