CDF projects total $240,000

The Community Development Fund has approved 18 applications for community projects of $20,000 or less.

The Community Development Fund has approved 18 applications for community projects of $20,000 or less.

The town of Dawson received $20,000 to create a plan for municipal trails.

Faro Arts and Recreation Society will get $4,990 to build mountain bike trails.

Humane Society Dawson gets $5,200 to build a shaded ramp and fence in the shelter yard.

Junction Arts & Music Society has been given $11,600 to examine the acoustics and sound system at the St. Elias Convention Centre.

The First Nation Na-Cho Nyak Dun will get $19,500 to investigate the costs, benefits and feasibility of “alternative” health and social delivery systems.

Percy DeWolfe Memorial Race Committee receives $11,000 to hire a race co-ordinator and manager.

Recreation and Parks Association Yukon gets $19,351 for aquatic training courses for lifeguards, instructors and other community pool staff.

Selkirk First Nation receives $20,000 to complete slashing on three trails initiated last year.

Signpost Seniors Society gets $11,587 to replace the hot water tank and complete upgrades to the foot-care room at the Signpost Seniors Centre.

The Silver Sled Race Committee receives $6,320 to upgrade the trail equipment for the Silver Sled Dog Mushing Race.

The town of Faro will get $19,998 to remove new-growth trees and shrubs on lots of the vacant or abandoned commercial and residential buildings and to remove any derelict fencing and accumulated refuse.

The town of Watson Lake was funded $17,396 to upgrade six community playgrounds.

The Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation gets $15,540 to construct and install non-polluting incinerating toilets at the Tr’ocheck Heritage Site.

White River First Nation will use $5,465 to hold a job fair to encourage community members to explore and pursue career and education options.

Yukon Alpine Ski Association will receive $11,791 to buy electronic timing equipment to expand capabilities for alpine ski racing and other Yukon racing events. 

Yukon Historical and Museums Association gets $8,575 to complete upgrades to the interior of the Donneworth House, making room for new exhibits.

Yukon Kennel Club receives $8,027 to meet the travel costs of judges for the Yukon International Dog Show.

The Yukon Science Institute gets $15,575 for its Science Under the Midnight Sun conference. (BM)