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Community Partner Projects

Completed Projects

 

George Little Park, Rotary Splash Park, and Kinsmen Playground

Project Name

George Little Park Renewal to Play Areas

Project Cost

 $725,000+

Project Completion Date

August 2017

In Kind/Hour Investment

This project received in-kind services and volunteer hours from:

  • Rotary Club of Terrace
  • Rotary Club of Terrace – Skeena Valley
  • Kinsmen Club

Project Description

Upgrades to George Little Park included:

  • New splash park
  • New and renewed playground equipment
  • New and renewed fitness area equipment

To mark the nation’s sesquicentennial celebration, the Government of Canada contributed $268,000 to this project from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Their contribution was crucial to the project’s success. We would like to thank them for allowing us this opportunity to improve our City’s infrastructure and make Terrace a more welcoming place for families.

This project was a true community accomplishment that brought together several community organizations along with numerous donors and volunteers.  The project started in April 2017 and took approximately four months to complete.

Contractors along with City staff and countless volunteers were part of the splash park and playground construction.

 

Partners

This project was a true community accomplishment that brought together the Rotary Club of Terrace, the Rotary Club of Terrace – Skeena and the Kinsmen Club of Terrace along with numerous donors and volunteers. 

  • Both Rotary Clubs contributed $300,000*
  • Kinsmen Club contributed $45,000*
  • Grant funding from Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program was $268,000

*Also provided in-kind services and volunteer hours that were not given a dollar value.

Department

Leisure Services

Organization or Key Community Partner Person

Kelly Gingles

Steve Owens

Recognition

An official opening was held August 19, 2017, with cake, refreshments, live music, and presentations honouring all contributors.

Kinsmen Bear

In August 2020, a bear statue was installed at the playground in recognition of the Kinsmen Club of Terrace's contribution to the playground project. The recognition plaque will be installed as soon as weather permits.

Howe Creek Trail

Project Name

Howe Creek Trail revitalization

Project Cost

$60,000+

Project Completion Date

2019

In Kind/Hour Investment

Many businesses, schools, and community members.

Project Description

This project was initiated by Terrace Community Forest coming to the City on a long-term plan to rehabilitate Howe Creek and provide a more accessible, safe trail network for the community to enjoy.

This project included

  • installing new culverts and ditches along the trail
  • recapping large sections of the trail with gravel crush
  • cribbing the trail
  • defining the creek flow with rocks
  • building boardwalks
  • installing kiosks with interpretive signage

The upgrades to the Howe Creek Trail system have helped renew the trail infrastructure, while also better protecting and rehabilitating the native vegetation and habitats along Howe Creek.

Partners

  • Terrace Community Forest
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  • Rotary Club of Terrace
  • Kinsmen Club of Terrace
  • BC Timber Sales

Department

Leisure Services

Organization or Key Community Partner Person

Terrace Community Forest

Recognition

On October 4, 2019, Mayor Carol Leclerc and City of Terrace staff held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Howe Creek Trail and invited representatives from major contributors to attend the event to receive recognition for their support. Financial and in-kind contributors are also recognized on a plaque installed along the trail.

Kitsumgallum Cemetery Lookout

Project Name

Kitsumgallum Cemetery Lookout

Project Cost

$52,000

Project Completion Date

In progress

In Kind/Hour Investment

Skeena Sawmills gifted the land.

Project Description

The Kitsumgallum Cemetery Lookout adds additional park space to the community. Work has involved clearing the site, developing a viewing deck with paver stones for a picnic table and benches, adding new fencing, and paving the parking lot. While not all work is completed, the site is open for public use.

The Historical society is working on a history board about Eby’s Landing and the Frank Farm, which should be installed by summer 2020.

This new lookout becomes the third viewpoint along the Bench overlooking the Skeena Valley.

Partners

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  • Terrace Community Forest
  • Skeena Sawmills

Department

Leisure Services

Organization or Key Community Partner Person

Terrace Community Forest

Recognition

On October 4, 2019, Mayor Carol Leclerc and City of Terrace staff held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Kitsumgallum Cemetery Lookout and invited representatives from major contributors to attend the event to receive recognition for their support. Financial and in-kind contributors will be recognized on a plaque installed at the site.

McElhanney Trail

Project Name

McElhanney Trail

Project Cost

$100,000+

Project Completion Dates

2017 and 2019

In Kind/Hour Investment

McElhanney staff and families volunteered their time for this project.

Project Description

In 2017, in celebration of McElhanney’s 50th year in Terrace, the company designed and built a 1 km trail on the north end of Ferry Island. The donation included developing designs, acquiring regulatory approvals, and constructing the trail. This is a legacy project to the community.

In 2019, Jonathan Lambert and family took it upon themselves to further enhance the McElhanney trail by adding two trail extensions on the east and west side of the Island as well as building a footbridge. The enhancement took approximately 40 hours of labour and about 20 hours of machine time to complete.

Partners

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

Department

Leisure Services

Organization or Key Community Partner Person

Jonathan Lambert

Howe Creek Hydro Extension Trail

details coming soon

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