Another new highlight in the District of Elkford has officially opened. The Elkford Post Office welcomed residents, District staff, and Canada Post management to their afternoon grand opening and customer appreciation event, where many enjoyed cake, coffee and the celebration.
The idea of a new post office has been in the works for over four years and became possible through the hard work of many. Growing out of their former location in the Elkford Mall, the new location provides much more space and many other benefits. “We really were in need of a new location,” says Sherrie Frank, Elkford Postmaster. “In the mall we were limited to our hours as we could only be open during regular mall hours. We were also really tight on space, so we could not showcase any Canada Post products and did not have much space to work. Also, with the growth of the mines and residents of Elkford we were really running low on postal boxes,” says Frank.
The new location not only provides them with more space, the building is branded specifically for Canada Post and showcases all of its promotional items and products. “I am really impressed with the look of the building, and how the whole atmosphere fits within the community,” said Norm Ouellet, Canada Post Local Area Manager. “The building has many windows and is bright and welcoming. This is definitely something the employees and residents of Elkford were really deserving of,” he says.
The building is outfitted with outside access, making mail pickup more available to shift workers and an alarm.
Jaques Bellerive, Canada Post Director of Operations, Pacific Local Area, recognised the staff for all of their hard work and dedication. “The staff here really deserve a lot of credit for all of the hard work and time put in during the change over, also for all of their patience in dealing with an inadequate facility before,” he says. During the event Frank also mentioned a note of thanks to her husband, the District of Elkford, and to Bellerive and Ouellet for all their support.
The new Elkford Post Office is located at 404 Boivin Road.