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Trail Rotary donates $10,000 for Riverfront Centre

The Rotary Club of Trail has made a generous donation of $10,000 to the Trail Riverfront Centre, the City’s soon-to-be new constructed integrated library and museum.  Rotary’s donation to the City of Trail will help offset the capital cost of construction for the building and will be acknowledged with a designated “Rotary Room” within the facility.

“As we head into our 90th anniversary year in 2017, Trail Rotarians are excited to have such an outstanding community project to get behind,” said Raymond Masleck, Rotary Club of Trail president.

“Rotarians believe in service and the new museum-library complex will serve Trail and area citizens for decades to come. Not only will it provide a fabulous new space and programing opportunities for the library and museum, it will also be a focal point for the city, bringing additional activity to downtown and the riverfront.”

“The City is very appreciative of the Rotary’s direct contribution for the building,” said City of Trail Mayor Mike Martin. “The Rotary Club of Trail provides exceptional goodwill services to our community and we are pleased to have them take part in such an important project. As ambassadors of cultural appreciation and knowledge leadership, a room named after their organization is most suitable for the new Centre.”

The Trail Riverfront Centre, a $8.3 million capital project, is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in late 2017.  To date, the City has received major contributions from Teck and Columbia Basin Trust to help with the capital costs. The Trail & District Libraryand the Trail Historical Societyare also running fundraising campaigns to help with costs associated with filling the library and museum spaces.  Both organizations have also received many generous contributions that will be appropriately recognized.