When Kimberley gets behind a project, just look out — things will happen and happen quickly.
That’s just what’s happening with the new Veterans Memorial Park. While it is being spearheaded by the Military Ames group, there has been tremendous buy-in from the community, not just in terms of fundraising and donations but in volunteer labour and in-kind donations.
Such was the case on Wednesday this week as Kimberley Dynamiter players came out to do some digging. Also on the site was Curtis McLaren from Kimberley Electric, who donated time and materials to put in the electrical conduit for monument lights.
As always this kind of support leaves Cindy Postnikoff of Military Ames almost speechless.
“It’s just so greatly appreciated by Military Ames,” she said.
The project received a major boost this week with the news that the Regional District of East Kootenay will match the City of Kimberley with a $25,000 contribution to the project. The grant comes through the Community Works Fund.
More fundraising is coming up as the group will be using Resker Hall in Marysville, courtesy of the Boy Scouts to hold a big garage sale on October 28 and 29.
“We are looking for donations,,” Postnikorr said. “Call 250-919-3137 and we can pick up your items.”
Please no electronics or clothes.
While the project is coming along nicely, Remembrance Day ceremonies will still be held at Kimberley’s old cenotaph this year.