District of Kent residents could soon secure their own piece of the historic district anniversary.
The District of Kent Council approved a staff recommendation to allot up to $10,000 to create 125th anniversary merchandise to commemorate the community’s milestone year and continue the year-long celebration. The district’s Parks, Recreation and Trails Committee endorsed the creation of the merchandise.
The commemorative items include golf shirts, coffee mugs, lanyards, pins and stickers. When released, some items would be available at the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre (CRCC) and the Agassiz Visitor Information Centre. Others would be given away during children’s and family events throughout the year.
The Parks, Recreation and Trails recommended the district work with local businesses and non-profits on the merchandising campaign as well. Businesses that wish to work with the district can request to use the District’s distinct 125th Anniversary Logos through the Community Services Department.
The estimated expenses for the project rounds out at about $9,425, the biggest expense going to 250 medallions to be given away during special anniversary events at $1,750 followed by 50 unisex golf shirts, estimated to cost between $1,250 and $1,750.
In other council business, the council approved plans for $30,000 of enhancements to Schep Park. Proposed improvements include pathway lighting and refurbishing the gazebo.
The council unanimously supported the 51st annual Seabird Island First Nations Festival, pledging $1,000. The event, open to all and featuring a salmon barbecue, cultural performances and much more, will be held May 29 to 31. Those interested in sponsoring can contact Charlene Point, events coordinator at 604-796-2177 ext. 5050 or emailing email@example.com.
The next regular district council meeting is scheduled for March 23 at 7 p.m. at District Hall.