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2023 TINSHS AGM

The fifth TINSHS Annual General Meeting voted in founding member, Cathy Brown, in continuing her role in leading the Society onward towards a Senior Housing Community on Texada Island. Pam Kenny is now its Vice President, and Leslie Goresky remains in her position as Treasurer.

The Board is supported by Directors Sylvia Praught, Joseph Scott, Dean MacDonald and Elizabeth Lloyd.

We invite anyone interested in assuring Senior Housing Community on Texada to place their name forward for the position of Secretary.

The AGM summarized last year’s volunteer time, effort, and commitment towards creating the Texada Seniors Housing Needs  Report, grant writing and submissions, new website, and land site research. Greatly appreciated funds from Plan H Healthy Communities, qRD, Community Housing Transformation Centre, the Powell River Community Foundation, and First Credit Union, supported hiring a Project Manager, creating a Needs Assessment Report, and website and organizational development.

Highlighted was Selkirk Mountain Forest Ltds. commitment to offering eight acres within Gillies Bay Improvement District and Fire Protection Area to the Texada community. The land is a triangular piece of land bordered by the Airport Rd and Gillies Bay Rd. The land needs to be subdivided before any exchange takes place, but both parties are feeling positive about the process.

Selkirk has already agreed to donate much of the sale monies back to TINSHS, for which the Society is extremely grateful. This means the total cost of the land is reachable once fundraising starts in the fall!

TINSHS also thanks Texada Island Community Society’s donation for the appraisal.

Cathy Brown says she looks forward to another exciting year with the Board as they continue nurturing relationships and engaging with people who are also passionate about creating an affordable Senior Housing Community on Texada Island.

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