Project manager Glen Thomsen stands in the Cloverdale Legion auditorium

Federal funds to pay for new flooring at the Cloverdale Legion

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 is receiving a grant from the New Horizons for Seniors program

There was a welcome federal government announcement Saturday at the Cloverdale Legion, where a months-long renovation project is underway.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 is receiving $22,500 through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag announced on behalf of the federal minister of families, children and social development, Jean-Yves Duclos.

The money will enable the Legion to renovate the flooring in the building, in order to offer a safe environment for seniors to continue to dance, and take part in seminars and other events at Branch 6, a popular community gathering spot for clubs, live music, meetings, and socializing.

The building is undergoing a $350,000 renovation that will upgrade the auditorium, kitchen, washrooms and lounge area, and update the interior. Of the budget, $152,000 is a federal Canada 150 Community Infrastructure grant, which Branch 6 matched, dipping into its reserves to pay for the project.

The branch is expected to remain open with as little disruption to patrons as possible during the renovations, expected to wrap up by October.

 

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