Discovery Centre wins award for Canal Flats



By Dan Walton

Pioneer Staff

WOOD WINNER  Mayor Ute Juras accepts the WoodWorks Community Award of Merit from Bill Billups, Technical Advisor for Canadian Wood Council/Wood WORKS! BC. Photo submitted
WOOD WINNER Mayor Ute Juras accepts the WoodWorks Community Award of Merit from Bill Billups, Technical Advisor for Canadian Wood Council/Wood WORKS! BC. Photo submitted

The Columbia Discovery Centre has won Canal Flats the WoodWorks Community Award of Merit for its support of the B.C. wood industry and its commitment to use wood for the Columbia Discovery Centre.

The Union of BC Municipalities presents the award at its annual convention each year during a luncheon with the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government.

The Columbia Discovery Centre is a log cabin thats been refurbished, said Canal Flats mayor Ute Juras. One thing that qualifies you for the award is an innovative way to put

wood to use.

She said the cabin has been crafted specifically to suit Canal Flats, and that it was the first time that the village had applied for the award.

We worked hard on that building to make it what it is, and getting this recognition makes us very proud, said Mayor Juras, adding that the framed award was revealed at the regular council meeting on Tuesday, October 14th.

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