New LCS Community Centre ~ The Old NSRC School
This Section to be populated with updates on the LCS New Community Centre, the attached addition of the old NSRC School.
The Lund Community North Side Recreation Centre ~ Our New Community Centre and replacement for the beloved Lund Hall.
The qRD applied for a Canada Infrastructure Grant in early 2021, a community improvement under the Rural & Northern Community Infrastructure Grant. $4million was awarded in April 2022, requiring the qRD to borrow $1 million (aprox $6 per $100,000 on property taxes for Area A).
A community approval process will be part of the final design studies prior to any construction. This is the building committee's preference and recomendation over a hurried referendum tied to the upcoming October qRD regional election. We seek your support of this and wish to engage as many community members as possible.
This is our new community centre, a replacement for the beloved Lund Hall, an opportunity for community to gather year round, and for the local community services to expand... families, youth, seniors, the community at large... yes you too...
How do we ensure the new building serves everybody.
qRD web page for this project ~ likely to begin January 2023 public engagement
What uses would you like to see included in this building ~ Survey coming soon...
Thank you for join us at the AGM on Friday June 3rd at where qRD staff and the LCS Building Committee will be present.
The only upgrades to the existing building are a slight expansion to the kitchen to meet commercial kitchen standards and a linking entryway to the new building.
Possibly a two year timeframe until completed.
The finished multipurpose space is hoped to replace the much loved and missed Lund Hall.
Click to view the qRD Feasibility Study for the expansion of the Lund Community Centre in addition, this document and display boards are currently on view in the hallway of the LCS building.
Below are a few photo-snapped imaged from the NSRC documents at the end of the hallway.
The PDF Feasibility Report shows more detail. these plans may change in detail during the community engagement process as we solidify community needs, the basic footprint and purposes and budget must remain the same.
New NCRC Multipurpose Building
The plans as have been developed at this time are all on the wall in the Lund Community Centre, some shown in the photos here. We have also held at least two open houses .Of course the Centre is only open now for the Pre School during COVID. We plan on paying for the addition with grants and the funds we have already saved (almost $500,000).We are awaiting news of a grant now. Parking is a big problem but we are working on it. We have a Building Committee that meets once a month (on hold now due to Covid restrictions) and you are welcome to attend, view all the info and plans and give feedback.
The new building plans and budget include an upgrade and possible expansion to the kitchen in the existing building to a commercial kitchen allowing more local food to be cook, and preserved to share within the community.
One resident's feedback : Is Lund Community Society adhering to the Official Lund Community plan re noise, parking and disruption to the neighbourhood. Especially liquor regulations. Minutes from a meeting and survey regarding the (generously donated) Gazebo property indicate some people are asking for looser regulations around large social gatherings. The BC Government has a guideline for gatherings in small rural communities. Hopefully it will be respected.
Ronnie is up to speed if any further updates are required.
Hopefully the qRD can provide some cleanup-to date images and pdf versions of the report for everyone to review here. Stay tuned for updates.