Sea to Sky Foundry Building Receives Site Visit

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A site visit and a lunch were organized on November 27 to present the project

Sea to Sky Community Services and community partners met on Saturday (November 27) for a site tour of the foundry’s new Sea to Sky building.

Construction is well underway and the building, located at 38648 Buckley Avenue, is expected to open around June 2022, including the 76 affordable rental units above.

The visit described the many services that will be offered to young people when the building opens. Some of the services include counseling, peer support and a youth hub area designed to be a safe place for young people. In addition, there will be a washer and dryer, a bathroom with a shower and a residential kitchen. The project has garnered the opinions of the youth of Squamish for its design, colors and amenities.

Additionally, Sea to Sky Community Services (SSCS) hosted a luncheon at Norman Rudy’s to celebrate and recognize the 80% reach of their fundraising goal. Currently, $ 1.7 million has been raised for the project and the ultimate goal is to reach $ 2.2 million, according to a press release.

Jaye Russell, Executive Director of SSCS, thanked and acknowledged the partners who supported the project.

Representatives from the District, Squamish Nation, Bosa Family Foundation, Foundry BC, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, Foundry Youth Advisory Committee, Vancouver Coastal Health, 100 Women Who Care, Squamish District, from Squamish Hospital attended the lunch. Foundation, the Rotary Club of Squamish and the divisions of family medicine.

According to a statement, the next stage of fundraising is underway and will allow local groups to raise funds for the project. Along with this, the Bosa Family Foundation will match donations of up to $ 50,000 on top of their previous donation of $ 200,000.

To learn more about the project, visit FoundrySeaToSky.com.

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