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Willow Creek MD funds Granum Drop-in Centre repairs

MD of Willow Creek council provided some financial assistance Oct. 8 for repairs to the interior of the north side of Granum Drop-in Centre.
Council agreed to provide $1,200, with $500 each coming from the discretionary funds of councillors John Kroetsch and Earl Hemmaway, and $200 coming from the discretionary funds of Coun. Maryanne Sandberg.
The request was made in a letter from Leonard Rondeau, president of the centre.
“We had our roof repaired but did not realize that the water had pooled under the roof,” Rondeau wrote.
Rondeau explained the drop-in centre received a federal grant to paint the inside of the building.
“It was about two weeks later we noticed that the paint was running down the wall,” Rondeau noted. “We had someone come in and give us an estimate.
Rondeau told council it will cost $1,200 to fix the gyproc, insulation and paint.
Rondeau added the drop-in centre, as a non-profit organization, does not have the money for repairs.
“The drop-in is used for suppers, teas meetings, breakfasts, bingos, and polling station which are all held on the north side,” Rondeau explained.
“We have completely renovated both sides of the centre by utilizing grants from the province as well as the federal government. We have also totally replaced the kitchen in the north side.”
“We want our centre to have a bright building and a safe place where our seniors can come and enjoy a coffee and chit chat.”
Rondeau added that the Granum Food Bank runs out of the centre, as well as the Good Food Box program.
Rondeau said any financial assistance council could provide to repair the north side would be appreciated.
“They’ve looked after it,” Kroetsch said of the drop-in centre, adding they have exhausted all grant possibilities.
“It is a very nice facility,” Kroetsch added.

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