Train station restoration needs help

Rotary Club in need of financial partner to complete renovations

The Rotary Club of Courtenay is raising funds in its efforts to restore the train station — but it needs help from the City to make it happen.

The heritage building made it through the winter thanks to donations mostly from club members, along with funds from Strathcona Sunrise Rotarians and the Young Professionals of the Comox Valley. A new roof, fascia and gutters were installed.

But Rotary requires a financial partner to complete the restoration.

“This building and its location in conjunction with the Rotary Trail has the opportunity to be a real hub in reinvigorating this area and a great focal point for all citizens of the Comox Valley,” the club states in a letter to council.

“Train stations in Canada are icons,” Coun. Jon Ambler said. “They’re important.”

Council approved a motion from Starr Winchester for a letter referenced to staff for a report in favour of working with Rotary.

 

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