Nisga'a Lisims Government contributes to the Terrace Splash Park.

On June 20, 2017, Nisga'a Lisims Government was proud to have contributed to addition of the Terrace Spray park currently being built at George Little Park in Terrace, BC. The $250,000 project has been underway since March 20th, 2017 and is scheduled to reopen in the coming months.  Upgrades include a splash park, new equipment, surface refurbishings of the fitness section and Kin Tot Playground section.

About the fundraising for the splash park and how it came to be.

Rotary Splash Park started with the vision of one person- Kelly Gingles.  He had seen similar facilities in other communities, some smaller than Terrace, and wondered why Terrace didn't have one.  He started lobbying both clubs in 2014/2015 and a joint committee was formed. Fundraising for the Rotary Splash Park started in mid 2015.  The goal was $250,000. The Rotary Club of Terrace and the Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley kicked in seed capital of $55,000  and TransCanada (Coastal Gaslink) got on board early with a $50,000 donation (spring 2016).   Fundraising stalled with only a few smaller donations trickling in.   The Rotary Clubs added another $25,000 (including a $10,000 Rotary District 5040 grant) in March of this year but we still had a large funding shortfall and construction was scheduled to start in May.  They were not sure they would be able to raise what they needed in time. Rotary appealed to the business community in Terrace and First Nation neighbours and have been overwhelmed by the response.  In a few short months they went from a large shortfall to a significant surplus that Rotary can use to cover possible overruns and enhance the Splash Park.



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