Pioneer Centre secures window funding

The CRD has awarded a grant to the OAPO to install new windows at Pioneer Centre

Phil and Agnes Rivet of the Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre posed with Econo Glass owner Gord Harrison

Phil and Agnes Rivet of the Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre posed with Econo Glass owner Gord Harrison

The Cariboo Regional District has awarded a grant for just under $8,000 to the Lac la Hache Branch 176 Old Age Pensioner’s Organization (O.A.P.O.) to install new windows at the Pioneer Centre.

O.A.P.O. secretary Agnes Rivet says she heard about the Federal Gas Tax Community Works agreement grant at the British Columbia O.A.P.O. annual general meeting in June.

“We went down to the provincial convention in Agassiz, and a lot of the information comes out there. I learned of it through the executive there when they were talking, and she gave me all this information.”

Rivet says she promptly phoned CRD chair Al Richmond and then put forward an application to replace the windows in the 30-year-old facility.

The new windows are energy rated with an R value of five, compared to the current windows that have an R value of two, which she notes will provide energy savings as well as increased comfort for the patrons of the centre.

Three local quotes were provided with the grant application, and Rivet says the windows have now been ordered through Econo Glass in Williams Lake.

“The O.A.P.O Pioneer Centre group is grateful to the board of the regional district for approving these windows.”