Janice Harris as councillor ca. late 1990s. #106-9-18
The landscape feature coincided with the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Through a brick purchase program spearheaded by the Lynn Valley branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, a funding opportunity was created and the community got involved.
“…It was serendipitous in a way, but it required a leap of imagination. It required a creative and thoughtful approach and I thought it just was community planning at its best, as far as I’m concerned. A great legacy.”
Former District Mayor, Janice Harris, 2020
With support from the District council, the community’s Heritage Commission and NVMA leadership, the restoration and adaptation of the building commenced in early 2005. Vancouver-based Boni-Maddison Architects developed the restoration and adaptation plan, which was informed by an earlier report by Commonwealth Historic Management Ltd. (Harold Kalman) and Cultural Building Consultant Murray Frost.