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Sod turning a celebration for Crowsnest Pass seniors

Wednesday, 24 October 2018. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Sod turning a celebration for Crowsnest Pass seniors

The new seniors lodge in Coleman will have a south-facing view  of the Crowsnest River and valley.

Sod turning a celebration for Crowsnest Pass seniors

By Leslie McCallum

Sally Johnson, president of the York Creek Residents Association, joined Joanne Drain from Crowsnest Pass Senior Housing in cutting a ceremonial cake for the new seniors lodge in Coleman, set for completion in spring 2020.

The sod-turning event on Oct. 5 was a significant step to be celebrated.

The York Creek Residents Association is taking on projects anticipating new needs that will arise with the move. They are looking at a new bus for transporting larger groups and seniors with mobility equipment.

This day the residents were out to see the site, hear the speakers and enjoy the coffee and cake. Some said they had to see for themselves that the project was underway.

The new lodge will sit on a site overlooking the Crowsnest River valley facing south. The design includes protected outdoor decks and new gardens and trails.

Residents will also enjoy larger rooms and more accessible facilities. The lodge is designed with the residents in mind.

20181017 CNP Sod Turning 1 Joanne Drain and Sally Johnson President York Creek Residents Association Cut the cake LM

Joanne Drain, left, and Sally Johnson share a moment as they cut the celebration cake.   Photos by Leslie McCallum

20181017 CNP Sod Turning 3 York Creek residents and staff LM

Residents and staff from York Creek Lodge out for the festivities included Irene Dennis, left, Margaret Chadwick, Carman Graf, Lorraine Tyson, Patty Westcott and Crystal Poty.