RENOVATION UPDATE 6th September 2018
Here we are nearly into fall; time seems to be flying by far too fast. I hope you have had an enjoyable summer. The Centre has continued to operate on a curtailed program since June during our renovation and expansion.
I want bring you up to date on progress of the ongoing construction. We had a site walk through with the contractor on the 28th of August to assess the work so far. Much of the interior reconfiguring is well under way and the exterior framing and sheeting is up for the addition. The new roof trusses are ordered but may cause some delay due to the work load of the supplier. The contractor doing his best to mitigate, as much as possible, any delays. It is appearing though, that the mid-October dead line for reopening will not be met.
The fund-raising is moving forward, we have received a fair response from the membership mail out. We need to hear from you, if you have not yet responded. The Fundraising Committee is now beginning to contact possible corporate donors. We still need to find several large pockets of money to end up mortgage free. If you have any fund raising ideas or can help contacting possible sources monies, please give us a call.
Gillian our rental coordinator is busy working on the fall schedule, and will be talking to activity leaders as to their space and time needs. The special events committee is gathering ideas and starting to plan for our reopening.
If you would like more information about us and this project, contact the Centre or myself. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or either of the Centre numbers (885-8910 or 885-3513) most weekdays.
Thank you for your continued support of our Senior Centre.
Wayne A. (Charlie) Jensen, President SSAC
RENOVATION UPDATE 13th July 2018
I want to let everyone know that our project is proceeding according to schedule. The contractor has demoed the interior and has excavated for the foundation of the extension. On Thursday July 12th he poured the footings & foundation. The next steps are to backfill and pour the slab of the extension.
I was very pleased to accept a wonderful donation from The Clayton Family Foundation in the amount of $100,000.00 dollars on the 10th of July toward this project. The fund raising committee has mailed out a pledge letter to the membership that should be in mail boxes shortly. Please think seriously about how you can support this much needed expansion.
Wayne A. (Charlie) Jensen, President SSAC
The Renovations Have Begun!!!
The Renovations have begun with the front of the building being prepared for the renovations – inside and out! Here are some recent photos.
There are still many activities continuing in our air-conditioned Auditorium, Bus Trips are still being planned, and our Day Directors are on duty – Monday through Fridays from 9:30am to 1:30pm.
Use the parking lot at the back of the building. The laneway is still accessible from either Trail Avenue or Inlet Avenue. Enter through the Auditorium door. If there is an activity going on, please access the Office by using the stage and walking down the stairs to reach the temporary office.
604-885-3513 Reception Desk 604-885-8910 Office
Remember how the reception area use to look? Stay tuned for updates as the front of the building is extended and the kitchen is completely renovated to the joy of Emily and her incredible volunteers.
We are a vibrant community that welcomes adults of all ages to take part in any of our more than 40 activities. From September to May 18th, nutritious and delicious home cooked lunches are served weekdays at a nominal cost. Our 21 seat bus makes regular trips to Casinos, shopping malls and other local points of interest. Overnight stay trips are also organized to places further afield such as Victoria, Harrison Hot Springs or Barkerville. There is an Auditorium with a stage and three smaller rooms available for rent generally, although there will be no rentals from June 1st until the renovations are completed in the fall.
We are operated by an energetic volunteer workforce – volunteer opportunities exist in many positions. Annual membership is $25.00 (reduced to $12.50 as of June 1st for the rest of 2018.
The fee for most activities is $3.00 per session – with a certified instructor $4.00 or $5.00 per session. You may try an activity once without being a member (you still pay the activity fee). Membership is open to all ages, but only adults 50 and older can vote at our General Meetings.