Sea to Sky Community Services and Squamish United Church announced a major milestone in their effort to build Centrepoint : final remediation and demolition work has begun at the site, in preparation for construction.
“We’re so pleased the project is really moving along now. We’ve had a great deal of support for Centrepoint from so many community members; I’m pleased they can now see some progress, which for a while now has been behind-the-scenes progress,” said Lois Wynne, the executive director of Sea to Sky Community Services.
She said the centrepoint would not have been possible without the church’s generous donation of the land.
“We’re honoured to be working together on such an important community-enhancing project,” she said.
“I’m grateful for the patience and support shown by congregation members and am really excited for the next phase of this project,” says Karen Millard, the minister at Squamish United Church.
“Our current church buildings were built by the strength, heart and soul of church and community members, in 1923 and 1963. They created a place to worship, meet, build community and gain support. I’m so happy that that spirit is continuing with this new building.”