KASLO, BC – The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced an investment of $50,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Kootenay Lake Historical Society.
This support will allow the Kootenay Lake Historical Society to renovate the SS Moyie, the oldest intact passenger sternwheeler in the world and a National Historic Site of Canada. Revitalizing the community’s main tourist attraction will help draw visitors to the area and support nearby businesses through the use of locally-sourced wood, material and supplies.
“By investing in shared public spaces and National Historic Sites like the SS Moyie, the Government of Canada is helping British Columbians reconnect with their neighbours, welcome back visitors, and build strong communities for the future ” said The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
“The Kootenay Lake Historical Society is very pleased to receive this funding from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund to support the major rehabilitation project of the SS Moyie. Without funding from organizations like Columbia Basin Trust and PacifiCan, none of this would have been possible. We look forward to celebrating the ship’s 125th anniversary throughout 2023 with all who share our passion for this beautiful ship at the SS Moyie National Historic Site ” added Gillian Froese, President of the Kootenay Lake Historical Society. Source: Pacific Economic Development Canada