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Roberts Creek hall getting some TLC thanks to gaming grant

Funds will also provide more horsepower to marine rescuers and a new swingset for Madeira Park
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Roberts Creek’s hall is looking spiffy now that Creeker Bryan Rossiter and crew have restored the heritage building’s exterior.

Three Sunshine Coast not-for-profit societies made the list of organizations receiving B.C. Community Gaming Grants announced Feb. 17. The grants provide money to purchase equipment, and build or renovate facilities for community health and safety, recreation and social programs. 

Work to upgrade the Roberts Creek Community Hall will continue with a $60,000 boost from the gaming grants. The Roberts Creek Community Association applied for the funds to continue the hall’s kitchen infrastructure project. The association plans to replace the septic tank system, water main, kitchen ventilation and fire suppression systems, and its electrical system to improve safety. 

Upgrades to the hall have been ongoing. Other improvements include an exterior restoration project and roof replacement. 

In Sechelt, Sunshine Coast Marine Rescue is receiving $53,627 under the public safety category. The funding will be used to acquire four engines — two 150-horsepower and two 200-horsepower engines — to support rescue operations.

In Madeira Park, the elementary school PAC and DPAC were successful in their application for funding to install a new swingset. In the Feb. 17 announcement, the funding list states the Madeira Park Elementary School is not included in provincial playground funding. Now, the $14,185 will add a new swingset to the school playground, and it will be available for everyone outside of school hours.