More community centre upgrades planned in near future

Centre board provides update to Kindersley town council; new kitchen, flooring still being planned

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

Several upgrades have been made to the Norman Ritchie Community Centre (NRCC) since 2016 and the centre’s management board has provided an update to town officials.

Two members of NRC Management Inc., the incorporated name for the management board, appeared as a delegation at a town council meeting on Sept. 25. The representatives gave an update on the work at the NRCC since its roof was repaired in 2016.

Patty Brotzell-Close and Lorne Kelsey, the chairperson and vice-chairperson of the centre’s management board, spoke to council about work completed at the centre, ongoing work and plans for the future.

“We’ve got lots of good news to tell you,” Kelsey said. New doors, windows and lighting have been installed as part of a project to upgrade the front entrance, and he said it helps to “set off” a fresh look for the building.

He said the project goes back to 2016, after the board was awarded the Canada 150 grant via the Town of Kindersley. The management board has since become incorporated, and received other grants and community support.

The board has applied for another matching grant. Funds to match the grant will come from a reserve fund.

He said a user agreement with the Sun West School Division helps to cover operational costs, and another new user is teaching music lessons on the second floor of the centre.

For more on this story, please see the Oct. 4 print edition of The Clarion.

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