Work has began on the kitchen upgrade and expansion at White Rock’s Kent Street Activity Centre.
The upgrade, which got underway Friday, is to include a commercial-grade dishwasher, new fridge, new stove-fan, a sound-absorbin wall, and an increase in size.
Cost of the project is $157,000, which was raised through a variety of fundraisers – including bake and plant sales – as well as with money from the City of White Rock and a donation from the estate of former KSAC member Katsumi Sugita.
According to a release by the city, the expansion and upgrade is necessary to accommodate both the growing number of volunteers and the seniors who lunch at the Kent Street Centre.
“The Kent Street Activity Centre is a hub of social activity for older adults in White Rock and South Surrey, providing opportunities for continued learning, health and fitness, and social interaction,” said White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin, who was on hand at the centre Friday, along with KSAC chair Clive Griffiths, Kent Street Seniors Society chair Joan Lewis and Kent Street Coffee Shop cook Pat Faulkner.
“An effective kitchen operation enhances the ability of the Centre to provide an enjoyable experience for its members.”