Local business sponsors Enerplex walking track

Photo: Mayor Bruce Lantz, left, hands an appreciation award to Judy and Art Desfosses on Wednesday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

A local business has sponsored the Enerplex Walking Track, making it free for all residents for the next 15 years.

Northern Vac Services Limited has agreed to sponsor the track for 150 thousand dollars.

Mayor Bruce Lantz made the announcement on Wednesday at City Hall.

Judy Desfosses says she and her husband chose the walking track to accommodate the entire community.

She says you don’t have to be a skater, or a hockey player to use the track, and that everyone of all abilities has access to it.

She says when her children were younger, she couldn’t afford to pay to go for a walk on colder days. 

Meanwhile, owner of Northern Vac, Art Desfosses says everyone is born with nothing and will leave this world with nothing, so what people do in the middle is the main goal. By that, he means local businesses should get involved and tour the building, just to see how important the facility is to the community. He says even in these tough economic times, local companies should consider sponsorship.

He says Fort St. John is a diamond-in-the-rough, and his company wants to leave a lasting impression on the community.

The City plans to open the Enerplex sometime in the fall.