Royal LePage ground breaking with Stockwell Day MP, Rusty Ensign, and Ross Gorman
Rusty firmly believes that sports and recreation are an integral, necessary and important fabric of our community. We need Rusty’s voice on council to continue advocate for the sports and recreation community and to make West Kelowna a great place to live, work and play!
As a volunteer for over thirty years, Rusty volunteered and contributed to what he believed in.
- Organized and led the group to win a referendum to build Royal Lepage Place. Raised 1.2 million for the facility. Obtained a 2 million dollar infrastructure grant. Brought the West Kelowna Warriors to town!
- As a member of the Westbank Kinsmen Club fundraised and volunteered to build two ball diamonds and two soccer fields at Kinsmen Park on Shannon Lake Road. Including Ensign Bros donating trucking, getting more trucks and equipment and fill donated off the McDonalds site, hauled to what was an old landfill site and used for ground cover for the fields.
- As President of the Shannon Lake Neighbourhood association raised the funds to refurbish the Shannon Lake tennis courts. Lobbied the Regional District not to sell two beach accesses on Whitworth Road to pay for the Gellately Nut Farm.
- Ensign Bros. donated the dumpsite, allowing removal of the rocky, unsuitable dirt and clearing the way for the construction of the three soccer fields at Constable Neil Bruce Middle School.
- Donated to the original skateboard park that was subsequently demolished for city hall and replaced.
- Board member of Westside Ringette for four years.
- Founding Director of Westside Minor Fastball.
- As a Lakeview Irrigation Trustee.
- Improved and maintained eight tennis courts and built the sports box on Anders Road.
As a City councilor;
- Had lights installed at the football field on McDougall Road.
- Had lights installed at Baseball diamond
- Built The Rush trail to the top of Boucherie Mountain.
- Built four new pickleball courts.
- Increased Development Cost Charges (DCC’S) for parks and recreation that is paid by developers. With these extra reserves was able to build the Soccer Dome and acquire twenty flat acres beside it for a future sports and recreation.
Soccer Dome Grand Opening
Pictured are Rusty Ensign and Gord Weibe, Past President Minor Soccer.
Sports and Recreation Needs Rusty’s Voice On Council.
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