Dear Editor:

May I, through you, advertise the fact that the Windermere Community Hall upgrades are done, but not finished.

The grants that the Windermere Community Association accessed have enabled us to redecorate the main hall and stage area, fix some problems with the kitchen and bathrooms, and create a separately accessed and very attractive meeting room downstairs, complete with kitchenette, office space, and handicapped bathroom. A considerable number of non-visible infrastructure upgrades were also completed.

Thanks go to the federal Western Economic Diversification program, the Columbia Basin Trust, the Kootenay Savings Credit Union, BC Hydro, and the Regional District of East Kootenay.

Projects remaining to be done when we acquire some more funding include a medi-chair lift to allow handicapped persons to access the basement meeting room, and a double front door system to keep the outside weather out.

The Windermere Community Association will hold an open house in the spring or early summer. Meanwhile, anyone wishing to rent our spiffy new place, please note the new telephone number: 778-526-0092.

Anne Picton

Past president,

Windermere Community Association