Open letter to former mayor Sharon Shepherd and city councillors:
The last few years has seen the inception and plans come to fruition for the new location for the Water Street Senior Centre Society members. We now look forward to carrying out our programs in the new two-storey building to be located next to the Parkinson Recreation Centre, hopefully, by this time next year.
The Relocation Committee, made up of society members, board members, city representatives and staff, has met frequently and pondered hard on the configuration of the new building’s amenities. Our requests for changes were accommodated wherever possible. Open houses displaying architectural drawings for the new facility created much interest and comment. I wish to commend all city staff and the architects for responding to the public’s inquiries in a knowledgeable and professional manner.
I also wish to thank (former) Mayor Shepherd and city councillors for passing the necessary approval for extra funding to expand the building to meet the needs of all users of the new facility. I feel those who voiced strong opinions on the need for more space will be well served by the current plans especially the state-of-the-art dance floor.
On behalf of the present and future users of the Parkinson Activity Centre thank you for all your support in this endeavour.
Water Street Senior Centre Society
N.B.: We are pleased to hear that Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd. has been given the “notice to proceed” and preliminary work has begun on the site.