With a proud history in Chetwynd, the local Legion Hall serves as a valued community resource and holds many community-based events. In 2009, the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 258, received funding support from Northern Development for a project that would revitalize the exterior of their hall in Chetwynd. The $15,000 project included the installation of new siding for the entire structure, new signage for the facility, and improvements throughout the building, making the hall an ideal venue to host many events.
Royal Canadian Legion in Chetwynd Renews Its Facility To Attract A Wider Range Of Events
Located in the foothills of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, Chetwynd serves as British Columbia's entrance to the mighty Peace River Country. Chetwynd boasts a population of about 3,100 people and serves a trading area for about 7,000 people. It is located at the junction of Highways 97 and 29 and the CN Rail Mainline, making it the natural transportation hub of the Peace River region.
Positive Economic Impacts in Chetwynd
The Legion has replaced the deteriorating siding on their building in order to become a more appealing venue for fundraising organizations within the community. In addition to becoming the new home of the local Air Cadet squadron, the facility now hosts bingo nights which started in the fall of 2009. The improvements made to the facility have increased the value of the property, not only in monetary terms, but in the community's renewed interest for hosting events at the venue.
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