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Expanded space allows for more child care spaces in Ladysmith

BGC Central Vancouver Island holds ribbon-cutting at High Street location
The Town of Ladysmith and BGC Central Vancouver Island celebrate the new expansion to the club’s High Street building. (Photo submitted)

A new building addition will allow for the creation of a dozen new child care spaces in Ladysmith.

BGC Central Vancouver Island’held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, May 11, at its High Street location to celebrate the completion of the project along with Town of Ladysmith mayor and council.

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According to a news release from the town, the expansion will help facilitate the creation of 12 infant and toddler spaces in Ladysmith, provide more indoor space and maximize outdoor space with the benefit of nearby Lions Park. The new addition was called “an important first step in implementing recommendations from the Cowichan region child care plan.”

The town contracted MKM Projects Ltd. to construct the 800 square-foot expansion to the building and build a new playground, which was funded through a $875,000 grant directed from Union of B.C. Municipalities.

BGC plans to incorporate the new space into its operations this month.

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