Longtime Miocene resident Sture Kallman (left) is presented with a framed picture of the refurbished Miocene Hall by community club president Ross McCoubrey.

Longtime Miocene resident Sture Kallman (left) is presented with a framed picture of the refurbished Miocene Hall by community club president Ross McCoubrey.

Miocene honours Sture Kallman

During the 1970s the Miocene population was expanding in the Rose Lake and Spokin Lake areas.

Ross McCoubrey

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

During the 1970s the Miocene population was expanding in the Rose Lake and Spokin Lake areas.

In 1979, local rancher and building contractor, Sture Kallman, first inspired the community.

Then in 1980 Kallman took charge of a large team of volunteer crews as the community hall was built.

The hall quickly became the focal point for hundreds of activities and celebrations in the community.

Over the last 35 years the Miocene Community Hall  has undergone several age-appropriate repairs.

Recently a new high-efficiency furnace and triple glaze windows were installed.

Insulation was added to the attic and walls, the exterior siding was replaced and a new well was drilled.

The citizens of Miocene gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Community Works Fund administered by the Cariboo Regional District, the Northern Development Initiative Trust’s energy efficiency and sustainability grant and a generous donation from Sture Kallman.

Further help was donated by local suppliers and contractors: Horizon Climate Control, Econo Glass, Rona Home Centre, Andacon Contracting and Gopher Well Drilling.

The Miocene Community Club is well positioned for another 35 years of community gatherings.