Sylvan Lake finds new use for former child care

Community programs and a food bank would share space under new proposal

Town of Sylvan Lake plans to use a former child care facility to house community support programs.

Last summer, a local child care society shut down its operations leaving the space at the town’s Four Seasons Park vacant. The town put out a request for proposals to see what interest there was in the facility.

Council decided the best option was to use half of the facility for Family and Community Support Services programs and the other half could be used by the Seventh Day Adventist Church for its food bank and other programs.

The proposal would allow the town to bring the Sylvan Lake Centre for Positive Relationships, Lakeview Parent Link Family Liaison Program, Sylvan Lake Volunteer Centre and Sylvan Lake Mentorship Program under one roof.

Only about $5,000 in minor renovations would be required to make the child care space suitable for its new uses.

Council approved a motion earlier this week to go ahead with the shared proposal and negotiate a lease with the church.

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