Friends and members of the Senior Citizens Association Branch 11 of Cranbrook recently gathered at their hall to celebrate the completion of the installation of their new vertical lift.
Those attending the dedication ceremony included representatives of contributing groups and organizations who made installation of the lift possible. Grants from Columbia Basin Trust, the Regional District of East Kootenay, and the Cranbrook and District Community Foundation; as well as donations from the Ladies Auxiliary to the Cranbrook branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Cranbrook and District Ambulance Association, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Cranbrook, Medichair, and the City of Cranbrook all helped bring the project to a successful conclusion.
Olga MacDonald, who unveiled the dedication plaques, said she did so on behalf of Gerald Jolliffe, who was one of the original members of the committee to oversee the applications for grants and the setting up of procedures needed to follow through in order to have the lift installed. The other committee members, Leah Start and Warren Collinson, were happy to include Cranbrook’s own Seniors Association on the list of contributors. They would like to thank everyone involved for making all areas in the Seniors Hall accessible to all those who take part in activities in the hall.