The Senior Citizens Activity Centre in Williams Lake is getting new windows thanks to a $24,900 grant from a federal funding program.
Earlier this year, the centre received the funds from the New Horizons for Seniors Program, says manager Glenda Winger.
Winger applied for the maximum grant of $25,000 and says she’s happy the grant received is close to that amount.
Project manager and owner/operator of BBG Construction Bryan Godin says work to upgrade all the windows in the building at the site began on Aug. 13.
“We are replacing the wood-framed windows with a vinyl and new energy-efficient system. We’ll also seal every window with energy-efficient foam, which stops any kind of leaks,” Godin explains. “In the old days people used insulation, but once it’s compacted by a window frame it no longer works to stop cold air from entering.”
As he removes the old windows, worker Mike Judd carefully places them in a pile against the front of the building.
“One of our seniors is going to recycle some of them to make a greenhouse,” Winger says.
Godin estimates the work will take a week.