Federal grant supports Legion upgrades

Funding used to purchase new furnaces and air conditioner

Wally Kreke (left) shows Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl one of the new furnaces installed at the Hope Legion last Friday

Wally Kreke (left) shows Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl one of the new furnaces installed at the Hope Legion last Friday

Hope Legion patrons will now feel a lot more comfortable, thanks to a $25,000 federal grant.

Dyane Betts, the Legion’s Fraser Valley zone commander, said the money went towards upgrading aging infrastructure at the building. Four new high energy efficient furnaces and a new four-ton air conditioner have been installed.

Hope Legion received the maximum grant possible for the project under the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

“It’s a very competitive program, which is a capital program that allows for upgrades to places like this where seniors do gather because we value the community spirit that is felt in a place like this,” said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl, who had an opportunity to check out the new units last Friday.

“Congratulations to the Hope Legion. It’s great to see the work done already.”