Britco co-founder David Taft speaks at the unveiling of a library for the Toosey First Nation in Williams Lake. Britco donated a commentators booth it built for the Olympics.

Britco co-founder David Taft speaks at the unveiling of a library for the Toosey First Nation in Williams Lake. Britco donated a commentators booth it built for the Olympics.

A library from Langley for Williams Lake

Britco donates former Olympic Games announcer’s booth



A portable building that once echoed to the excited comments of international sports announcers during the Vancouver Winter Olympics will have a much quieter role as a library for First Nations children and adults near Williams Lake.

Langley-based Britco is donating one of the many portable commentators buildings it constructed for the 2010 Games.

On Friday, the company hosted the official unveiling of the converted structure at its Langley headquarters.

The single-wide building will be trucked north to the Toosey First Nation territory near Williams Lake.

Britco co-founder David Taft said the building will be attached to a larger community centre.

He said he was especially pleased to contribute to the Toosey project because his grandmother, Florence Wells, was part-French Canadian and part-Creek First Nation.

The library shelves have been stocked with new books courtesy of the Rotary clubs of Langley and Williams Lake areas.

Britco is one of the largest manufacturers of modular houses and offices in Canada with 300 employees and manufacturing facilities in Nanaimo and Kelowna.

During the Games, Britco also built a stylish 100-room four-storey athletes’ lodge at Whistler using 59 pre-built modules in a design that was declared best modular building in North America by an industry association in 2010. See video at www.langleytimes.com.

 

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