Local politicians get a hand from members of the Midget Girl Hawks and other female hockey players as they turn the sod to officially mark the start of construction of new changing rooms at the Sportsplex on March 22. A presentation by young local female hockey players to Clearwater council was instrumental in the council’s decision to go ahead with the addition of five more changing rooms to the North Thompson Sportsplex.
The total dressing room expansion project is expected to cost $710,000, with the District receiving a $400,000 grant for the project through MLA Terry Lake from the province’s Community Recreation Program. The mayor noted that the project involves cooperation among School District 73, Thompson Nicola Regional District and District of Clearwater. Substantial completion should be by the end of July and completion by the end of August.