The Lower Similkameen Community Services Society took a step forward towards the rebuilding of a new gazebo on June 24 with a donation of $750.
Areas “B”, “G”, and the Village of Keremeos provided the LSCSS with a cheque for $750 on behalf of the Similkameen Valley Planning Society.
The money will go toward the construction of a new gazebo for the backyard of the LSCSS property on Veterans Avenue, replacing a flimsy structure that was destroyed in a windstrom two weeks ago.
The gazebo is used for the society’s summertime kids’ programs, which get underway in mid July. It is also utilized by residents in the adjacent 16 unit seniors complex known as Tumbleweed Terrace.
The services of the LSCSS are many and varied, and not nearly as well known as they should be in the area.
Through the LSCSS, Keremeos residents can access volunteer drivers, Meals on Wheels and telephone reassurance.
The mission statement of the LSCSS states that they are “committed to promote and enhance quality of life by improving social conditions, housing, health and education of our citizens.”
The LSCSS looks after three seniors housing programs in Keremeos in addition to offering English language training, counselling services, victim and legal aid services. They can be contacted at:
250-499-2352, or by email at: