July 27th, 2017 by

Funding for renos to Batawa Ski Hill

Neil Ellis and Sonja Bata, CEO of the Batawa Development Corporation.(Photo: John Spitters/Quinte News)

From left to right: Emily Kingdon of the Batawa Development Corporation, MP Neil Ellis, Sonja Bata, Connor LaGuff, Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison, and councillors Sally Freeman and Keith Reid at the Batawa Ski chalet.(Photo: John Spitters/Quinte News)

A large chunk of change is heading the way of a popular local attraction.

Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis announced significant federal funding for renovations to the Batawa Ski Hill Thursday morning.

Under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, MP Ellis announced $370,000 for upgrades to the community centre at the ski hill.

The money will be used to improve accessibility, for upgrades to flooring, the addition of community activity space, improvements to the trails and the installation of a pump track at Batawa Ski Hill.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300 million federal program which is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country.