NEWS RELEASE · 4th June 2010
Terrace Power & Sail Squadron
The Terrace Power and Sail Squadron and Kitsumkalum Band are pleased to announce the completion of the Kalum Lake Boat Launch Project. The upgraded boat launch site is located 2.2 km North of Maroon Creek just off the Nisga’a Highway on Kalum Lake.
This upgraded launch facility provides important tourism and recreation infrastructure to Northwest BC, along with improved search and rescue access to the Kalum Lake recreation area.
The boat launch is now open for public use. On Sunday, June 6th, 2010 come out and join the official opening celebration and barbeque luncheon. Events are scheduled to get underway from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the new boat launch on Kalum Lake.
Opening speeches by Ron Anderson – Terrace Power and Sail Squadron, and Don Roberts – Chief Councilor Kitsumkalum Band Council will be starting at 11:15 AM.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Anticipated Project benefits:
* Improved safety for the general public using the launch, boaters will be less likely to damage their vehicle or boat when trying to launch on the lake
* Improved visibility of highway traffic entering and exiting the launch site
Planned works will turn a currently unusable launch site into a superior destination launch site for both local and visiting non-local boaters.
* Improved Search and Rescue access to the Kalum Lake recreation area will result in enhanced public recreational safety.
* Additional recreational tourism infrastructure will directly support the continued economic diversification of the Northwest’s economy and will further support the area’s tourism position as a fishing holiday destination for vacationing families/boaters.
We would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for helping make this project possible: Project Partners: Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts – Carl Johansen, Funding Partners: Forest Investment Account - BC Timber Sales, Skeena Business Area – Gail Campbell & Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine – Board of Directors.
We would also like to thank Nechako NorthCoast Construction – John Ryan, Peter Lansdowne, Blake Asselstine, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure – Randy Penner, Dan Baker, Kitsumkalum Indian Band – Chief Don Roberts, Steve Roberts, Ministry of Forests and Range – Ralph Lenardt, West Point Rentals – Doug Richey, Williams Moving and Storage - Tom Hallock, Easy Rent Tents – Mike Edwards for all donations, services and/or contributions that they gave.