City, Regional district award grants-in-aid

The Central Cariboo Joint Committee of the City of Williams Lake and Areas D, E and F of Cariboo Regional District approved $50,000 in grants-in-aid assistance to 19 local organizations Dec. 19.
The City of Williams Lake will pay $15,000 of these funds separately, while $35,000 will be divvied up equally between the city and the three CRD regions.
Topping the list of funding dollars is Mount Timothy Ski Society which received $7,500. Cariboo Chilcotin Gymnastics Association received $7,000. Cariboo Elks Lodge and the Williams Lake Dry Grad Committee were both awarded $5,000, the Community Arts Council will get $4,000, while the Williams Lake Central BIA Society will receive $3,000.
The Williams Lake Wrestling Club was awarded $2,500, while Williams Lake Daycare, Williams Lake Harvest Fair, and the Winter Lights Celebration will all receive $2,000.
Cariboo Home Emergency Response Lifeline can look forward to $1,760, the Women’s Contact Society was granted $1,500, while the Williams Lake Blue Fins Swim Club got $1,250 in financial support.
KidSport of Williams Lake, Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Association, Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club, and Williams Lake Sunshine & Smiles Society were all awarded $1,000. Meals on Wheels was given $900, and the Jubilee Care/Canadian Mental Health Association was awarded $590.
Mayor Scott Nelson said the support for the 19 organizations by the Central Cariboo Joint Committee reflects a “good, broad perspective” of support for community initiatives.
APC volunteers needed

The city is four members shy of a full load of people willing to sit on the Advisory Planning Commission, and three more bodies are needed for the Downtown Parking Commission.
Three people appointed to sit on the seven-member Advisory Planning Commission so far are Willy Berger, Sheila Mortensen and Steve Forseth.
Council is encouraging people from the community to submit their names for consideration to sit on the commission.