Starting Tuesday, September 3, the sportsbox and rink facility at the Joe Rich Community Hall will be closed for a major six week overhaul.
The $280,000 project will see the existing asphalt rink surface removed and a new concrete slab poured; installation of new dasher boards around the rink; painting tennis court lines on the rink surface and the installation new basketball hoops and tennis net post sleeves. To complete the project, some new landscaping will be done around the rink area.
Funding for the work is provided by the Regional District and through a $224,000 grant from the BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Community Recreation Program.
It’s anticipated the construction work at the facility located at 11481 Highway 33 east will be complete by October 17.