For a new grooming machine
The two PistenBullys used for snow grooming at Kelowna Nordic are at the end of their effective lifespan. The oldest PistenBully was purchased in 1999 and has more than 13,000 hours of use. Most clubs trade in grooming machines at 10,000 hours.
Our slightly newer grooming machine is 17 years old.
There is an urgent need to raise funds to replace one of the grooming machines in the next one to two years.
The cost of a new PistenBully 400 with all the needed attachments is over $700,000. Starting this year Kelowna Nordic will be raising funds to replace one of the grooming machines as soon as possible. Fortunately we have some reserves that will be applied against the purchase of this groomer but will still need to raise the difference.
We are running a campaign this year to raise $100,000 from our members and from corporate donors. We are also applying for grants from BC Tourism, BC Gaming and other government agencies. For example there is up to $250,000 available through BC Gaming Grants.
Your donation matters as government grants are partially based on the success a club has on raising funds on their own.
Please donate and help us purchase a new PistenBully!
Kelowna Nordic is a registered charity in Canada and tax receipts will be issued.