Radium Community Hall construction is underway

The new Community Hall is slated to be finished by the spring of 2018.

Sign on fence about the new Radium Community Hall.

The Village of Radium Hot Springs will soon see a new building in their midst with the addition of the new Community Hall, slated to be finished by the spring of 2018. — Photo courtesy Keith Powell

Work is well underway on the new Radium Hot Springs Community Hall, which will replace an old and aging community hall facility that has stood for many years. The new multi-purpose community centre is the result of much planning, community input and a variety of funding partners to see the construction become a reality. It is the largest project Columbia Basin Trust has supported in the village, with a contribution of $500,000.

“It’s great to see the people in Radium Hot Springs coming together to support this new centre—they are demonstrating the very definition of ‘community.’ We’re pleased to be able to add our support to it,” said Johnny Strilaeff, President and CEO, Columbia Basin Trust.

The Village of Radium Hot Springs began planning for the replacement of the current community centre in 2013. Seniors, youth, families, cultural groups, artists and performers, library users and staff and a variety of community organizations provided feedback on the design and use of the centre. The building will be home to a library, a small meeting room for public use as well as a large community hall space for larger gatherings.

“This funding is a huge boost that will help create a vibrant community gathering place that is an emblem of the Village of Radium Hot Spring’s culture, showcases wood, and is a model of economic, social and environmental sustainability,” said Clara Reinhardt, Mayor of the Village of Radium Hot Springs. “The community consultation was well attended and the new building truly reflects the personality of our community.”

The new building also incorporates energy efficiencies and a Wood First mandate that will maximize the use of locally derived forest products. The project is slated for a Spring 2018 completion.

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