Outreach program gets support from municipality

District of Clearwater will provide $6,700 to extend Clearwater Secondary School's community outreach program to the end of June

District of Clearwater will provide $6,700 to extend Clearwater Secondary School’s community outreach program to the end of June.

That was the decision made during a town council meeting held Feb. 21.

“I felt the sessions were very useful,” said councilor Barry Banford, referring to a Community Wellness Workshops Day held at CSS on Feb. 2. “I feel comfortable the $6,700 will keep the program going until June.”

Mayor John Harwood noted that the secondary school would soon be getting a new principal. The change in administrator might mean a change in priorities, he said.

The amount was somewhat less than the $12,000 requested from the program but represented how much was left in the district’s Living Well budget.

Money for drill team

Council approved a $500 grant-in-aid to the North Thompson Ladies Drill Team, contingent on the team appearing in the May Day Parade and the North Thompson Fall Fair.

The grant also would be contingent on the team carrying a District of Clearwater flag.

Councilor Gord Heisterman spoke against the motion. Although there might be some exceptions, most people who can afford to ride as a hobby don’t need support from the taxpayers, he felt.

Jazz Band gets help

The young musicians with the Raft River Elementary and Clearwater Secondary Jazz Band will get $25 each to attend the Cantando Sun Peaks Music Festival from April 20 to 22.

The money is conditional on some of the band members performing at Canada Day celebrations in Clearwater.