The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for upgrades to the Naramata Museum. (Google Maps)

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for upgrades to the Naramata Museum. (Google Maps)

Funding sought for Naramata Museum upgrades

Improvements would allow facility to open its doors year-round

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is applying for funding for the restoration of the Naramata Museum.

The application is for a $100,950 grant from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund for the project. The grant would provide 50 per cent of the restoration project.

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The Naramata Museum has operated at 214 Robinson Ave. since 1997. The building is a former firehall owned by the regional district that was converted into the museum.

The grant would allow the museum to renovate in order to operate year-round. Currently, the museum only runs from May to September, closing in the winter due to poor insulation.

The building also does not have an accessible washroom, a fire alarm system or a security system.

A building evaluation was conducted in May, 2019 and determined the issues with the building would require at least $75,000, excluding climate control, consultant and contingency fees.

The funding, if approved, would cover half the costs of the project. The remaining $50,475 would come from the Electoral Area E Community Gas Tax fund.

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