Peachland Hub Society
Communique - Nov 8, 2023
The Peachland Hub Society announces that, at the Nov. 6 meeting of their Organizational Committee, the decision was made to transition the Society from one dedicated to the construction of the full Hub Project to a collective supporting the smaller projects of member groups.
Unfortunately, economic conditions have created an environment in which we have been unable to reach a fundraising milestone required to make the strict construction deadline of the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (“GICB”) fund. Our $8.3M application to GICB is still being processed, but this program will not fund any construction beyond Mar. 31, 2026. This construction deadline resulted in a fundraising need of $500K by this month to facilitate work that needed to happen this winter.
Without significant support from the provincial government, foundations, and high net-worth individuals we have been unable to meet this milestone and our “Plan A” is no longer viable (“Plan A” being the effort to construct the new Hub building on the site of the 50+ Activity Centre and the new Food Bank between it and the highway).
Accordingly, we will be winding down our “Plan A” project while continuing to support our members as their Boards make decisions about their “Plan B”. For while the Food Bank and PWC are now settled into their temporary space at 4th Street Place (a near end-of-life facility), it is just temporary, and their need to find permanent homes remains.
Although we mourn the end of “Plan A”, the Hub Society is very proud of our successes. These include: the advancement from the seed of a concept to an incredible design for a facility that would have served Peachland for many decades, the establishment of the temporary location for the Food Bank and PWC, and perhaps most importantly - the ongoing collaboration of nine disparate groups to provide much needed services to Peachlanders.
We will continue to meet regularly to ensure that we are aware of, and can be supportive of, each other’s activities and projects. And we will continue to hold events such as our markets to raise awareness within the community of our members’ projects and needs.
We want to thank all of those who have made donations to the Hub Project. You have made our successes possible, and all remaining funds will be distributed to the Food Bank and PWC in support of their ongoing new home projects.
Peachland’s Community Service Non-Profits STILL need a new and permanent home
What is the Peachland Hub
The Peachland Hub is a project to build a new and permanent home for many of Peachland's community service non-profit groups.
The Peachland Hub will be a new District owned facility that will be built on the site of the current 50+ Activity Centre and will extend back towards Hwy 97. The complex will comprise two buildings - the main Hub building and the smaller Annex building closer to the highway. The Annex will be the new home for the Peachland Food Bank.
Raffles will play an important role in our fundraising efforts for the Hub. Raffles provide a way to win great prizes while supporting our worthy cause.
Congratulations to Logan Ulveland winner of the 1982 Mercedes 380 SL. Thanks to Kristen Friesen and the Peachland Phoenix for publishing the winner's stories. Click on the buttons to link to the Phoenix
Here's some info on a couple of our next big events. For details of all of our upcoming events go to our Events page.
Thanks for your support of the Hub Night Markets!
Stayed tuned for information regarding our Christmas and Indoor Winter Markets
"Alone we can do so little:
Together we can do so much"