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Monday , 3 August 2020

Ardmore Hall gets an upgrade

After receiving a provincial grant, the Ardmore Community Centre has received extensive upgrades to its facilities.

Some of the improvements include repainting the basement, a water fountain with a bottle dispenser included, LED lights installed downstairs and on the main floor, new tread runners on the stairs, while finishing up mudding and tapping projects that had long been outstanding.

The project first got rolling in September 2019. The centre was approved for the CFEP money March 15.

“We’ve been diligently working on improvements to our hall, and we’re so happy with how aesthetically pleasing everything’s turning out,” said Ardmore Community Society vice-president Ann Kostyshyn.

“We’re looking forward to seeing new faces and old people coming back to us as soon as we can get the hall back open.”

Additional changes to the centre include the addition of a handicap ramp, a community garden behind the centre (though there have been discussions around having it at a different location), and additional work being done at the front of the centre, including an LED sign.

“We’ve been looking at quotes for an electronic sign, because we want to use something like that to advertise upcoming events, and to thank people for their support,” said Kostyshyn.

“It would either be a one-sided sign that’s attached to the building, or be put out on a pedestal similar to Riverhurst Hall’s sign.”

Ardmore community centre has events booked across July.

Kostyshyn and the rest of the society are eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to show off some of the work that’s been put into modernizing the facility.

About Chris Lapointe

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use. He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect's publications.