A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Elder Citizens’ Recreation Association (ECRA) this morning. Construction is about to get underway on a kitchen expansion project.
The Association was able to raise the $250,000 required for the project. The City of Prince George pitched in $100,000, and community groups as well as government grants helped with the rest.
Construction is expected to be complete by mid-October.
The Association has seen over 200 new members this year. The added space will help volunteers keep up with the demand.
“It’s a great feeling of relief that we can work to make it easier for our staff, safer and more efficiently,” says Michael Bundock, the President of ECRA. “We can serve our people. All the people, all the seniors that are here.”
“It will look different,” says Larry Young, the Coordinator of the project. “We will see a new sign on the yard. You will see a new sign on the building. It’s going to be changed. You will see the big addition which is 21 feet wide by 15 feet long, and a full basement underneath for storage.”