New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson says that Capital Grants through the Community Gaming Grants (CGG) program will help the Nelson Baseball Association continue the revitalization of Queen Elizabeth Park.

“The Nelson Baseball Association is well on their way to creating a rejuvenated baseball experience for players and fans alike,” said MLA Anderson. “I’m excited to head down for a game when the renovations are complete. Local sports organizations keep our communities active and passionate, and I’m so grateful for their work.”

The Capital Grants stream of the CGG supports not-for-profits and other community organizations to purchase, build, upgrade, or expand infrastructure that allows them to continue providing services or meet growing demand. The Nelson Baseball Association is receiving over $47,000 to add a scoreboard, spectator bleachers, scorekeepers building and protective fencing. This project was initiated in 2019 and work on the fence, netting, diamond, dugouts, field equipment building and batting and pitching complex are already complete.

“It’s difficult to talk about baseball in Nelson right now without mentioning Amanda Asay,” added MLA Anderson. “Canada lost a local baseball legend in a tragic skiing accident recently. My heart is with her loved ones and the baseball community who lost an incredible person. I know Amanda inspired so many in baseball and in life, and we were so fortunate to have her here in Nelson with us.”

Jesse Gervais