Shell Canada donates thousands to Calvin Kruk Centre

A much-anticipated project in Dawson Creek just got a bit closer to reality this week.

Shell Canada recently donated $150,000 to the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts.

The new centre will transform the City’s historic post office into a community and cultural facility. The builing will include a multi-purpose theatre, meeting rooms, dance and textile studios, as well as administrative offices.

The Centre will be named in honour of the late mayor of Dawson Creek, Calvin Kruk, who passed away on October 19, 2008 from lung cancer.

Earlier this year, the Federal and Provincial governments announced a $6.4 million grant towards the facility.

MHPM Project Managers will manage the project and Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects will provide architectural services.

In a news release, current Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier says "The donation from Shell exemplifies the company’s commitment to our community. We are very grateful for its continued support and participation in the region."