CERIP Grant Awarded To The Lardeau Valley Historical Society

“Super good news today: Thanks to BC’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP), delivered by Heritage BC, we have been awarded $64,901 to employ local community members to build 3 outdoor structures (a large pavilion and 2 smaller fully-roofed pergolas) to protect, display, and interpret our large heritage machinery. All 3 structures will be of post & beam construction with heritage-style shake roofs; they will have no walls, and thus enable year-round access. The pavilion (as shown in the accompanying photo and floor plan) will house our 3 pioneer tractors and associated agriculture machines; the 2 pergolas will house our 4-ton, 80-yr-old mining steam compressor and our 12-ton steam donkey. This large project will help preserve local history, create some temporary local employment, and significantly add to tourism development of our local community. We are so very thankful to the volunteers who are stepping forward to make this happen, as well as to the various contractors involved: Chris Petersen, Hans Winters, Duane Adrian, David Dwyer P.Eng., and others. Thank you also to the Lardeau Valley Community Club Board (the property owners/managers) for your complete support for the Museum’s longer-term vision.”

Originally Posted on the Lardeau Valley Historical Society Facebook Page

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