Text below from January 25, 2017 am 1150 article
Westbank First Nation is celebrating the opening of its new $5.5 million youth centre. Located on Quail Lane, the 13,000 square foot centre replaces the old 2,100 square foot centre. The building includes a space for after school programs, youth programming, early years, and a place for Elders to gather and interact with youth. Gord Couch, Advisory Council Chairperson said the the new facility will provide a positive social foundation in the development of young people in the community.
Chief Roxanne Lindley also expressed the importance of the centre in the community. “Westbank First Nation recognizes the importance of our youth and the need to provide safe spaces for them to interact and learn from one another. We thank the community and past Council for coming together to make this project possible.” The new centre also includes several unique and sustainable features, including passive ventilation, outdoor kitchen and classroom, amphitheatre and learning garden, wood from WFN‘s Community Forest, and green screens and branch screens.