On November 12, the Vassar Recreation Centre committee received a cheque for $28,000 for improvements to the community’s only recreation facility.
Dean Preteau, President of the Vassar Recreation Community Centre says that the community is grateful for the funding contribution.
“Funding from WD’s CIIF program is a realization of our wish to have a new geothermal heat system installed, and is the first main step in our efforts to “go green” in our community,” stated Preteau. “We thank the Federal Government for their support.”
The funding will be used to replace the existing oil and electrical system with a Geo-thermal heating system. The project is estimated to cost about $50,000 with $28,000 coming from the federal government, $13,000 from the province and $10,000 from the RM of Piney.
The upgrade which will be completed by the end of the years is expected to reduce the amount of energy required to heat the centre and decrease heating costs.