Cranbrook Indoor Sports Facility Receives $500,000 Grant

Credit: The Farley Group

The Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association was one of 17 groups to receive funding from Columbia Basin Trust.

CBT has dolled out nearly $1.4 million in funding to groups in eight communities across the East Kootenay.

By far, the most significant is $500,000 to go towards KEYSA's proposed indoor sports facility

The 2,440 m2 building would be able to host soccer, baseball, lacrosse, and rugby events year-round.

Other projects to receive funding include:


  • Cranbrook Cycling Network
    • $24,000
    • Develop a network focused on commuting, active living, and recreation
  • Perry Creek Access Trail Development
    • $3,000
    • Build a trail to access the climbing area at Perry Creek near Cranbrook
  • Kootenay Rockies ATV Club
    • $7,640
    • Build a multi-purpose trail to connect roads in the Perry Creek area
  • Trails BC
    • $35,000
    • Develop a loop trail around Cranbrook to link existing infrastructure


  • Edgewater Recreation Society
    • $8,440
    • Install a permanent net to allow outdoor sports activity near Frank's Rink


  • Fairmont Community Association
    • $20,500
    • Construct a biking and walking path from Wilder Loop and Hot Springs Road to the Columbia River Road/Fairmont Creek Road


  • Fernie Pets Society
    • $75,000
    • Develop an off-leash dog park and trail network
  • Fernie Snowmobile Association
    • $65,900
    • Construct a backcountry shelter
  • Fernie Trail Alliance
    • $75,000
    • Build an inclusive trail network to give access to the backcountry
  • Isabella Dicken Elementary PAC Society
    • $50,000
    • Develop in an intermediate playground at the school


  • Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance
    • $250,000
    • Build the Lakeview segment of the Westside Legacy Trail
  • Columbia Valley Cycling Society
    • $115,300
    • Construct and upgrade the mountain bike infrastructure in the Mount Swansea Area
  • Summit Trail Makers Society
    • $13,000
    • Built a trail to the summit of Mount Pinto


  • Kimberley Biathlon Club
    • $7,500
    • Build a permanent warming hut
  • Kimberley Gymnastics Society
    • $191,000
    • Build a new gymnastics facility

Radium Hot Springs:

  • Village of Radium Hot Springs
    • $120,000
    • Build a year-round outdoor rink

- David Opinko / with files from Columbia Basin Trust

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