A $1-million donation from Teck will be used to bolster Sparwood’s budget for the Centennial Plaza redesign.
District officials said the Plaza will serve as a central location for the community that will host various events and activities.
Residents will also be able to use the space throughout the day.
“The Plaza was designed to be a safe, useable, and inclusive space for residents of all ages to enjoy,” said Sparwood officials. “The Plaza is intended to be a site that will build social and community interactions, attract visitors and serve to connect people to the outdoors.”
The revamped plaza will feature improved lighting, newly paved pathways and an open gathering space.
“We would like to extend a sincere ‘thank-you’ to Teck for the generous donation,” said Mayor David Wilks. “Teck’s commitment to the community and to the establishment of this space is very appreciated. We look forward to seeing the Plaza be filled with people attending markets, entertainment events, and celebrations, as well as just sitting down for coffee or lunch with a friend.”
“Teck is committed to creating lasting benefits in the communities where we operate and we’re proud to contribute to the development of Centennial Plaza in Sparwood,” said Robin Sheremeta, Teck Senior Vice President. “We commend the District of Sparwood for advancing this project which will be a centerpiece of the community to be enjoyed by all residents and visitors.”
Sparwood officials said the project is almost complete and has received considerable funding received through grants and donations.