Family supports find home at newly opened Shuswap Family Centre

Gathering celebrates grand opening of centre’s new location at 681 Marine Park Drive NE

The move was worth the wait for the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society, which celebrated the grand opening of their new Shuswap Family Centre on Thursday, May 23.

At the front door of the renovated building at 681 Marine Park Drive NE, society director Patti Thurston was joined by staff, building tenants with the Shuswap Children’s Association and supporters for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Formerly located at the Highway 1/Alexander Street intersection, Thurston and staff wound up working from space at the Salmon Arm First United Church longer than anticipated, as they waited for work on the new Shuswap Family Centre to be completed.

“We thank Jenny Carter and her team for welcoming us there and we definitely stayed longer than 60 days,” laughed Thurston, who proceeded to thank everyone else who helped make the transition and opening of the new centre possible.

Shuswap Children’s Association executive director June Stewart was also grateful for the opening of the new facility which houses two of the association’s programs, the Nest and the Loft.

Read more: Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society celebrates 30 years in new digs

Read more: Demand for mental health services increasing with acceptance

Read more: Generosity alive and well

“We’re a tenant in the building, we’re very happy to be part of this building, it’s a beautiful building and I know it was a labour of love to make this happen. It’s a place for families to go for help and we’re part of that helping network,” said Stewart.

For more about the Shuswap Family Centre and the programs available there, visit familyresource.bc.ca.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Salmon Arm Downtown Activity Centre owner wants to keep building alive

Support from community in form of tenants wanted for heritage building

Shuswap’s Rust Valley Restorers team rolling onto Netflix

Mike and Connor Hall, Avery Shoaf see television show picked up by streaming service

Canada geese in the Shuswap: Beautiful milfoil eaters or poopy pests?

Numbers of geese increasing in the Shuswap to the joy of some people and dismay of others

Salmon Arm’s Sebastien Archambault joins Humboldt Broncos

Defenceman played last two seasons with Junior B Sicamous Eagles

Grass fire breaks out on highway south of Vernon

Highway 97 traffic slowed as firefighters snuff grass fire

Summerland relaunches net metering program

Event open house will be held Aug. 27 from 3 to 6 p.m in Arena Banquet Room

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town hit by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

Salmon Arm teen competes in national lacrosse tourney

Toronto tournament to be held over three days

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Thanksgiving food drive to benefit Salmon Arm food banks

Volunteers wanted for Blind Bay and Silver Creek drives

Preliminary inquiry set for accused Penticton killer

John Brittain, 68, will be back in Penticton court from Jan. 27 to 31

Most Read