Community Corner celebrated its sixth anniversary Saturday morning with the unveiling of a new bike rack at the little mall located at the corner of Oliver Street and Third Avenue.
Community Corner, formerly housed a PetroCanada station and vehicle repair shop.
In 2009 the old building was restored to accommodate the Williams Lake Business Improvement Area Association, Cariboo Growers Farmers Cooperative and Community Policing and took the name Community Corner.
The project received tremendous support from the City of Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District, Williams Lake Food Policy Council, Interior Health, Community Futures, and many other community organizations and businesses, said Tatjana Lauzon who represented the Cariboo Growers at the bike rack unveiling.
The goals of the Community Corner project aim to contribute to a lively downtown, promote economic growth, and beautify and create a welcoming community space in the heart of downtown Williams Lake, Lauzon said.
She noted the Cariboo Growers Farmers Co-op is a not for profit year-round market and supports more than 50 farmers and producers in the Cariboo region.
The co-op also increases access to fresh locally grown and produced food for the community.
She noted that Community Policing is a partnership between the RCMP and the community which works to prevent or resolve problems that affect the community’s safety and quality of life.
Community Policing represents 15 organizations and volunteer groups such as Citizens on Patrol, Speed Watch, Restorative Justice, MADD, and Court Watch.