News Release - September 21, 2000
RESTORING SASKATCHEWAN'S OLDEST BUILDING
Centenary Funding will help restore Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Stanley
"This church was constructed between 1854 and 1860 and is the oldest building
left standing in Saskatchewan," Environment and Resource Management Minister
Buckley Belanger said. "We are pleased that through this restoration, we can
ensure this historic legacy will be around for all of us to enjoy for many
Restoration work will include installing two new aluminum crosses, repairing
and painting the exterior woodwork, applying preservative to wood shingles,
repairing or replacing stairs from dock to church entrance and repairing door
Holy Trinity Anglican Church currently provides religious services to the
Anglican congregation at Stanley Mission. It has also been designated a
Provincial Heritage Property and a National Historic Site.
The money for these projects comes from the province's four-year, $120 million
Centenary Fund. Total cost of this project, which is expected to be completed
by the spring of 2001, is $80,000.
This funding supplements current provincial parks infrastructure spending of
$2.5 million per year. The Centenary Fund was developed so important capital
projects can be completed as Saskatchewan approaches its centennial in 2005.
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For more information, contact:
Environment and Resource Management
Phone: (306) 787-2932