Grand opening of new Wachiay Centre

Monday Aug. 17 will be a double celebration

  • Aug. 10, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Scott Stanfield

Record staff

The public is encouraged to drop by the Wachiay Friendship Centre on Monday, Aug. 17 to celebrate its 20th anniversary and a grand opening of its new space.

“We’re huge now. We’ve grown tremendously,” said vice-president Monica Goodheart, recalling the early days when staffing consisted of less than two people.

These days, the centre has more than 20 staff members.

Wachiay offers a host of services to every age in the spectrum. Programs include health, advocacy, helping the homelessness, resume writing, and moms and babes, among others.

A social media program is on the horizon.

“We’re going to have a radio station,” Goodheart said.

Wachiay is located at 1625 McPhee Ave.  Monday’s festivities run from noon to 3:30 p.m.

“We’re trying to encourage families to come out, especially those with low income,” Goodheart said. “There’s all kinds of programs that you can access for free.”

 

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