As we mentioned in the previous Glenora Gazette, we conducted a year-end appeal to help us Raise the Roof of the Big House, our flagship home on the farm. The Big House is a large and centrally-located multi-purpose building that is used for Glenora Farm’s administrative offices, a number of day program workshops including music, cooking, and herbs, residential accommodations for six Companions and hosting all of Glenora Farm’s public events (e.g. the annual Christmas Craft Fair, art shows, etc.) For these reasons, it is essential that we ensure the roof is in proper condition.
Our plan is to replace the old wooden roof with a new metal roof, and attach a 32-panel solar powered system to ensure we are able to stay true to our philosophy and care for the land. In anticipation of this renovation, Glenora Farm applied for a Province of BC Community Gaming Grant, a grant that is funded by money brought in from gaming in British Columbia. We are ecstatic to announce that we were awarded a grant for $48,550. The total expenses involved in this project are expected to be roughly $116,575. We needed to bridge the gap through donations, and individuals in our community have been coming through to help make this happen.
In addition, we received an incredibly generous $35,000 donation through the Y.P Heung Foundation, a charitable foundation based in Vancouver. They focus their charitable activities in the following areas: arts & culture, education, and health. Raymond Heung, along with Board of Advisor members Malcolm Leitch and Stanley Hamilton, graciously helped us approach the finish line.
We are so appreciative to every single person who has helped us make this a reality. Because of you, we will Raise the Roof! If you feel inspired to donate to this immense undertaking and become part of Glenora Farm history, please click the link below.