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A number of community members and dignitaries were on hand for the first "official" puck drop at the newly completed Wasa and District Lion's Pete Vereshagen Memorial Rink.
The Wasa and District Lion's Club has always maintained a rink in Wasa and it has been a popular winter fixture in the community; however, without a proper concrete pad at the facility, it was difficult to retain a quality ice surface. The Lions Club and Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) applied for funding through the Provincial Community Recreation Program and received $70,482 in 2012.
Columbia Basin Trust allocated $8,800 to the project through its Community Development Program. "Being able ... more
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