The Boys & Girls Club of Diamond Valley and Area have received a $20,000 cheque from the Community Facility Enhancement Fund and $20,000 from Legacy Oil + Gas to install an elevator.
The Town of Black Diamond are contributing to the project by making the necessary upgrades to the power supply.
“Our premise is that we are all-inclusive but in reality we’re not because kids with physical handicaps can’t get up here. Quinn Page, one of our workers, who is in a wheelchair, is working out of the High School because she can’t get up here either. This money will allow us to make that change and truly be all-inclusive,” said Shirley Puttock, the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls and Club.
Once installed, the elevator will mean that the club, which is located upstairs in the Oilfields Regional Arena, will be accessible to everyone. The elevator will be able to accommodate wheelchairs and will come up the back stair case and wheel around it.
Bridget Pastoor MLA Lethbridge-East and her assistant, Glen, very kindly made the trip from Lethbridge to present the cheque to the Boys and Girls Club as representatives of the current Conservative Government.
Pat Stier, MLA for the Wild Rose Party, the Official Opposition, and huge supporter of the Boys and Girls Club also made time in his busy schedule to attend the cheque presentation. Pat is the MLA for this area and supports his constituents every chance he gets.