BC / Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights

Yale and District Historical Society

Project: Ward House Property Revitalization
Funding Received: $23,000

The BC | Canada 150 grant program supported the installation of a small commercial kitchen, bathroom, fire and alarm systems to allow and expand public use of a large storage structure on the Ward House property. This grant helped to preserve and showcase a building in a community that can now be used for social gatherings and the bringing together of diverse groups from the community to share their knowledge, skills and stories.

Ward House

Ward House

Ward Tea House interior
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The Yale & District Historical Society will be able to expand educational and school programming and will host workshops and cultural events in the new “Ward Tea House”, which also provides a warm, welcoming spot for community members and visitors to meet, collaborate and share knowledge and skills.