Braefoot seeks funds for community centre upgrade

Saanich council provides $100,000 interest-free loan to community association

  • Oct. 20, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The Braefoot Community Association took a big first step towards a $112,000 upgrade for its community centre by securing an interest-free $100,000 loan from Saanich.

Saanich will also endorse Braefoot’s application for a Canada 150 Grant. The Braefoot association will keep the Saanich money in a trust throughout the Canada 150 Grant application process. Upon receiving the grant it would pay back $50,000 immediately, followed by four instalments of $12,500 to Saanich.

The loan/grant will be used to upgrade the community centre’s washrooms, kitchen, heating and flooring, and will repurpose the bar to become usable space.