TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor received a grant through Northern Development’s Recreation Infrastructure funding program in January.

The $46,958 grant helped to fund 70 per cent of the costs to completed upgrades to the clubhouse at Lone Wolf Golf Club.

The 25-year-old building housing the clubhouse received upgrades to the kitchen equipment, the women’s locker room, new computers for a point of sale system, installation of a security system, and replacing the former heavy wooden door with a modern set of glass doors with automatic openers.

“This grant allowed us to refresh a popular recreation facility without fiscally burdening the residents of Taylor,” said Ryan Galay, general manager, Lone Wolf Golf Club.

“Each year, more than 30,000 people walk through our doors and now their experience, from the time they come through our new, accessible doors, will be much improved. These and future improvements will make us a desirable location to host events, providing more opportunities for our community to gather and for us to generate additional revenue.”

The Recreation Infrastructure program was introduced in September 2020 to support community efforts to build or improve recreational infrastructure to encourage resident attraction and retention while increasing sport tourism opportunities.

Applicants can apply for up to $300,000 to a maximum of 50 per cent for any new construction or substantial upgrades to an existing facility or up to $100,000 to a maximum of 70 percent for upgrades or repairs to an existing facility.