By Anna Smith
At the Sept. 25 Town Council meeting, a motion was passed for new lights for the Visitor Centre.
“We approved the request from the Tourism Committee to cover 50 per cent of the cost of permanent LED lights on the Visitor Centre. The balance is being covered by fundraising from the Tourism Society,” said Mayor Gorden Reynolds.
The centre has struggled with holiday lights in the past, noted a letter from Darci Nixdorf, Chair of the Bow Island Tourism Board, as they are prone to breaking and as a result they have to spend a significant amount of time and money fixing them.
The solution to this was found to be permanent lights, which are expected to cost $4,357.50, with the Town covering half.
The Visitor Information Centre has successfully fundraised enough to pay for the
installation of lights and requested the Town contribute towards the project, in hopes of making the centre more festive during the holidays.
It was noted that this year the Town had a surplus in the overall Tourism and Beautification budget, and as such, the project could be funded without exceeding the overall budget.