|Cariboo-North MLA Coralee Oakes with members|
of the McLeese Lake VFD Society
* First Responder Supplies
* Additional Fire Truck
* Seed money toward a Fire Hall
The response of the Society and McLeese Lake community members in attendance was one of utter shock who was expected their local MLA to present a $2-5,000 provincial grant cheque
In talking with Society and community members later after the announcement, they will now make plans to spend the funds strategically, as per the grant requirements and begin planning for the eventual Fire Hall for the McLeese Lake VFD
I should note, in addition to provincial dollars to the Society, the Cariboo Regional District has also provided grant dollars from the Area 'D' Grant for Assistance Fund to the Society totalling almost $10,000 since I became the CRD Electoral Area D Director (Commodore Heights-McLeese Lake) in the 2014 Local General Election.
Once a concept plan for the Fire Hall is complete - I expect that the Cariboo Regional District will be there, along with other funders, to see the Fire Hall for the McLeese Lake VFD become a reality!
Congrats to the McLeese Lake community, it is great to see your 2012 vision becoming more and more into reality! And a BIG THANK YOU to Cariboo-North MLA Coralee Oakes/Provincial Government for investing in McLeese Lake, a RURAL BC Community!!
View photos from the day here