Once fully operational the Outdoor Education Centre (OEC) is expected to generate over $100,000 per year of economic activity into the local economy. This does not include initial construction spending. Gas stations, restaurants, hotels, B &B’s, and a variety of local businesses will all benefit. In addition, increased revenue is expected through the purchase of memberships to the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association (LdBWA) and the OEC.
The LdBWA has a long history of cooperating and supporting other groups in the area such as the Lac du Bonnet Charitable Foundation, the Lion’s Club, The Royal Canadian Legion, the Community Center, the Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby, the Historical Society and others. All groups in the area stand to benefit from this venture.