The drive is on to build health and community


The Sun Peaks Health Association (SPHA) is looking forward to a bright future with the design of the new health and community centre nearing completion. The building footprint and design has not changed substantially, remaining essentially as presented at the public meeting last March.

The new building will be home to many Sun Peaks organizations and amenities including the health centre, offices for the municipal council, adaptive sports, ski patrol, emergency operations and potentially a library or community meeting room.

The last six months have seen the municipality and health association working towards initiating construction on the project in 2015. Sun Peaks Municipality has applied to acquire the footprint land from the provincial government, and the health association has released a request for proposal directed at fundraising initiatives.

“The Sun Peaks Municipality and SPHA have been active in the pursuit to initiate construction in 2015,” says John Hatchett, president of the SPHA. “The association is currently ‘rebranding’ our mission and value statements to present a concise, focused vision of our community need for a multidisciplinary health centre.”

Working with the association on its marketing strategy is Niki Remesz.

The SPHA is continuing the search for potential donors to assist in the fundraising needed to get these plans completed. Both hard copy brochures and an online presence are strategies being developed to reach potential donors.

“Sun Peaks’ associations are doing their best to ensure this community has solid infrastructure for now and in the future,” says Hatchett. “(What’s important now is,) our fundraising core group needs to expand.”

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