Two buildings for young people break ground in a First Nation

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A new building project in Tla’amin Nation is underway. The project’s manager Carmen Galligos explained that the Child Development and Resource Centre (CDRC) Expansion and Fieldhouse projects should be ready for public use by May or June 2022. It’s being paid for by the Childcare BC New Spaces Fund.

The CDRC expansion will contain a brand new two-story building for childcare programs. It will be located below the Salish Centre on Tla’amin Nation next to the current CDRC building.

New art, sensory, classrooms, and drop-in rooms will be in the new building to benefit both children and staff. The outdoor area will be getting upgrades as well, with new equipment and more space.

It’s one of several new building projects Tla’amin Nation is breaking ground for this year.

The fieldhouse project is also underway. It’s at the Tla’amin soccer field area along Highway 101.

This will be the future Youth Centre, with a before and after school care program, a concession area, playground, seating, as well as a ceremonial plaza.

The soccer field is getting an upgrade and a walking track will be put around it.

There will be a baseball diamond and a basketball court built at the site. A skatepark and a mountain bike trail will be added, too.

This area will have youth recreation programs and other programming for the community.

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Abby Francis, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, qathet Living

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