Generous Donation by Former Athlete Results in Development of Nordic Light Park
Prince George, B.C. – There is a bright, new addition to the Otway Nordic Ski Centre (Caledonia Nordic Ski Club) thanks to the generous contribution of a former resident and cross country skiing champion.
An extremely well-attended ceremony was held Saturday afternoon to unveil the new Nordic Light Park which now lights up 4.5 kilometres of trails at Otway. The lighting system is courtesy of Ken Rickbeil, formerly of Prince George and now a resident of Calgary, who donated $143,000 for the project. The lights were installed through the generosity of the folks at Westcana Electric.
Caledonia President Kevin Pettersen says there are 29 poles which hold a total of 69 LED fixtures. Those lights, at 150 watts each, mean a substantial reduction in power usage. Pettersen says the normal fixtures run anywhere from 400 to 1,000 watts.
This new lit trail system is in addition to the 5 kilometers of lit trails already at the Otway venue (for a total of 10 kilometers).
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To view a segment on the unveiling of the Rickbeil Family Nordic Light Park, click on: http://www.ckpg.com/2015/11/09/new-addition-to-otway/