CCBAC injects $150K in Tillicum Society upgrade

Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition helps fund the renovation to Friendship Centre in Quesnel

Left to right: Frank T. Boucher

Left to right: Frank T. Boucher

Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition (CCBAC) contributed $150,000 towards the Friendship Centre rejuvenation. Left to right: Frank T. Boucher, councillor for the Lhtako Dene Nation/Red Bluff Indian Band and member of CCBAC; Selena Longe, employment coordinator for the Quesnel Tillicuum Society (QTS), Mayor Mary Sjostrom; Geneva Irwin, president of QTS; and Sandy Brunton, executive director for QTS. The renovation is to the 40-year-old building. Plans are underway for a restaurant/food safety training program including community kitchen, canning and preserving, growing and harvesting and cooperative enterprises. The QTS provides a large number of services to the community that are open to everyone. It has been operating for more than 40 years and is dedicated to improving the quality of life and meeting the needs of the First Nations and other people who are faced with adjusting to the social, economical and cultural lifestyles of the community.