For the past two years, Cheam First Nation’s Chief and Council, Longhouse Committee, and staff have worked to secure funding to support an addition to the Longhouse for a kitchen, washrooms, and septic. On May 5, 2022, the Community was awarded funding through Pacific Economic Development for the project. Due to the rise in material costs, the Chief and Council supported a top-up to ensure project completion. Working with Station One Architects, the design process began, once it was approved and the tendering process completed, Gerry Enns Contracting (GEC) was hired to build the Longhouse addition and septic field.
We are excited to announce that the construction of the addition will start on Monday, July 17, 2023, with completion this winter.
Over the next few months, you will notice the GEC contractors in the Community working to complete the addition. If you have any questions, or concerns, or would like to receive an update, please contact Rachel Wille at [email protected], 604-745-8013, or by visiting the Cheam Band office.