Elkford’s new community centre has received a massive boost, with Teck announcing Wednesday they will be donating one million dollars to the project.
The new centre’s 300 person banquet room will be named “The Teck Room‟ in recognition of the company’s donation.
“Teck’s generous donation to the new Community Centre will help Elkford to continue to be a great place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Dean McKerracher. “The facility will attract citizens to the town core, helping to build a vibrant community.
“The Community Centre will significantly increase the availability of community space and enhance the community’s capacity to deliver programs and host functions and events. Teck’s support of this project reiterates the company’s dedication to the community of Elkford.”
Guided by community feedback, the 1,538 square metre centre will feature a visitor information centre, playschool, commercial kitchen, banquet hall and multi-purpose meeting rooms, as well as historical displays that will showcase the history between Elkford and the local mining industry.
Currently in the final stage of construction, the $6 million energy-efficient Community Centre is designed using structural wood construction to conserve maximum energy and reduce the Centre’s environmental footprint. Upon completion, Elkford and the Elk Valley will enjoy expanded capacity to deliver and host meetings and events.
“We’re proud to support Elkford’s new Community Centre, which will help to foster a healthy and sustainable community,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck. “Our employees live and work in Elkford and want to give back to the community. This centre will provide them and all of Elkford’s residents with a place to come together to celebrate the culture, heritage and spirit of this great community.”