In 2012, The Decker Lake Recreation Commission received a $24,000 grant from Northern Development through the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program towards this $84,000 project. This has been a funding partnership of Decker Lake Recreation Commission, Northern Development, Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society, and New Horizons for Seniors
Decker Lake has a recharged community hub thanks to newly completed renovations. The Decker Lake Recreation Commission stepped up to give the Decker Lake hall, originally built in 1948, a makeover to ensure local events could continue to be held in the community. Northern Development Initiative Trust approved a grant for $24,000 toward the upgrades, partnering with the Decker Lake Recreation Commission to deliver new kitchen equipment and furniture. The goal of the project was to make sure the hall could provide the people of the area with an accessible event space, increasing participant attendance at community events as well as implementing convenient wheelchair access. The total project cost was $84,000.
Kay Saul, the treasurer of the Decker Lake Recreation Commission tells us: “Everyone that comes in is thrilled at how bright and inviting the renovated hall is now … we are so happy to have the hall re-done.”
This project has helped to benefit the Decker Lake Recreation Commission through increased facility rentals. As well, during construction, there were three temporary jobs created to help increase worker capacity.