SOUTH SURREY — Skilled volunteers and other helpers are still needed for the Longhouse Extreme Makeover project at Alexandra Neighbourhood House, or Alex House.
The facility, at Crescent Beach, will be renovated over the course of 72 hours on the weekend of Oct. 18 to 20.
Volunteers with drywall and tiling experience are needed for prep work, set to start Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Demolition of parts of the longhouse began this week, including work to tear apart washrooms.
See video from June explaining the project, below.
The goal of the renovation project is to attract more corporate and group rentals. The longhouse was built in the 1980s, and it’s showing its age.
The budget for the renovation project is around $300,000; event planners have been working to secure sponsors and volunteers since the project was announced in May.
A major backer of the initiative is Investors Group, which has worked to shape the renovations and is using the project as a team-building exercise.
For more details, visit www.alexhouse.net or call 604-535-0015.
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