All seven Directors of The Grist Mill foundation met at short notice and in special session Thursday evening, August 21 to discuss action in respect to BC Heritage moves to lease out the designated Provincial Historic at the Grist Mill at Keremeos.
The Grist Mill Foundation, formed in 2010, is a non-profit society whose members seek to advance values associated with the provincial historic site.
At the September 21 meeting The Directors decided to move actively and positively. The society will meet with local elected representatives at the provincial level.
The directors will gather more support from the public and stakeholders in the South Okanagan and Similkameen.
“The responsibilty for designated provincial historic sites like the Grist Mill at Keremeos lies with the provincial government which founded them for the purpose of promoting heritage values. The sites are iconic and vital to the identity and to further social and economic progress in diverse and widespread B.C. communities”, said Dave Cursons, Chair and spokesperson for The Grist Mill Foundation.