August 6, 2015
Hundreds of people gathered in Dunster August 1 to celebrate the town’s centennial and the grand opening of the Dunster CN Station museum. The museum is housed in one of Canada’s last remaining CN train stations from the early 20th Century, and once served as the only access route to the community before the highway was built. A century later, people of all ages from across the region gathered to reminisce about their Dunster memories – and make a few new ones. Northern Development provided a $30,000 grant to help make the museum a reality – and we were on hand to record the action August 1.
“Without Northern Development this station would probably still be a shell,” said Marion Cousineau, president, Dunster Community Association.
The museum now serves as a gathering place for the community, and also a new tourist attraction for visitors to the Robson Valley. Northern Development’s grant was approved under the Trust’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program, which provides municipalities, regional districts, First Nations bands and registered non-profit organizations with up to 70% of a project’s budget to a maximum of $30,000 in funding to improve, expand, or develop facilities in order to increase the number of events held annually in the community, contributing to service sector revenues in the local economy.
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