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.”