Centre Renovations with Leadership
Vancouver Island

Our centre received renovations to add a kitchen and a wheelchair accessible washroom to part of our building. These renovations were undertaken as a community initiative, spearheaded by a group from Leadership Vancouver Island. Please read on to learn more about this project.

Project Status Update: May 10th, 2016

Framing, electrical, and plumbing are now completed, and we have passed our city inspections! Hooray! Thank you again to the support from Daryl Knievel of Structured Cable Systems for help with the electrical. Coming up: Drywall, Painting, and flooring. 

Project Status Update: April 27th, 2016

The renovations are underway! Demolition was completed last month, thanks to an overwhelming number of volunteers from the community and Nanaimo Rotary - Daybreak. Permitting for construction has been approved. Over the past weekend, we began work on framing, thanks to volunteer support from Doug Lum, Darrell Knieval, Doug Rathy, and Clayton Bromley. Take a look at some of the photos from our demolition day below!

Project Sponsors

This project would not be possible without the generous support of time, labour, material, and cash donations from community partners. We'd like to take a minute to acknowledge some of those partners below!

Learn More About The Project!
About Team Empower Rangers:

We are a team of five - Kamala Haughton, Doug Lum, Kristina Crowson, Cory Ferris, and Sarah Bromley - together we represent one of three teams working through the organization Leadership Vancouver Island (http://leadershipvi.com/), a year long program which helps participants to build leadership skills within themselves, their work team, and their community. Part of this program includes development of a Community Project selected by each team.


About the Project:

When selecting a community project, we discovered that the Nanaimo Women’s Centre were in desperate need of a proper kitchen as well as a wheelchair accessible washroom within their new building. These were elements they did have, before a recent move, and the loss of these physical assets has meant the loss of some programming & services which they are no longer able to offer. Additionally, these building renovations are required in order for the Women’s Centre to be approved for federal grants which they are counting on for 2016.


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