CRESTON, B.C. – The Government of Canada is putting $750,000 towards development of Creston, B.C’s downtown public space through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF).
The funding will allow the Town of Creston to revitalize a vacant field in the downtown core by converting the land into a multi-purpose community space, as well as a downtown park showcasing the history and culture of the Yaqan Nukiy people. The space will also be the permanent home for the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market.
“Market Park has been a foundational part of our community’s vision for nearly the last 10 years and would not be possible without the investment from PacifiCan and the CCRF,” Town of Creston mayor Ron Toyota said.
The CCRF was launched in June 2021 and provides $500 million over two years to regional development agencies to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. Eligible participants include not-for-profit organizations, rural, municipal and regional governments, Indigenous groups and communities, and public sector bodies that provide municipal-type infrastructure.