Granisle recently hosted a grand opening for their newly finished Granisle Memorial Park.
Granisle Mayor Linda McGuire says it was a great event and lots of people came out to enjoy the event, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The park, located at the entry into Granisle on Highway 118, was funded primarily by a $400,000 provincial “Towns for Tomorrow” grant.
It was built starting in the spring of 2011 and finished this August.
“A project this massive in a community of our size does not come to fruition without the assistance, guidance and perseverance of many,” said Mayor McGuire in her opening speech.
“But, at the end the day, here before you is a result of that effort, and what a fantastic outcome!”
“SPM Contracting, you have done yourself proud,” she said.
McGuire thanked path contractors, Marathon, B.C. Hydro who supplied the flowers and shrubs, Park Designer Tanya Margerm, village office staff and the public works department who were involved in the park work on a daily, on-going basis.
McGuire recognized the following for their contributions and involvement in getting the park for Granisle: The Ministry of Community, Sport and Culture for the “Towns for Tomorrow” grant funding, local MLA John Rustad, the Ministry of Highways for permitted use of the right of way, Northern Development Initiative for funding for the gazebo, Federal Funding Gas Tax, B.C. Hydro for donated shrubs and flowers, Lakes District Maintenance in Burns Lake, and the Tire Stewardship Program for donating the recycled rubber for the path.
McGuire invites guests to enjoy the new Granisle park and asks everyone to watch and listen for upcoming events, entertainment and music to be hosted in the covered gazebo.