From left: Tim Payne

Photo: Celebrating seniors’ housing

Seniors housing in Revelstoke celebrated at official opening of Moberly Apartments and Mt. Begbie Villa.

An long-delayed official opening for the Moberly Apartments and Mt. Begbie Villa was held Tuesday morning. The two seniors buildings brought 24 new living spaces to Revelstoke for seniors and people with disabilities.

The two developments were built for a total cost of about $4 million, which came from the federal and provincial governments, and the Columbia Basin Trust.

Mayor David Raven, Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster and Tim Payne, the executive director of the Halcyon Assisted Living Society, were on hand to give speeches touting the benefits of the new residences and cut the ribbon at the opening.

They were joined by Cecil Bennett, a resident of the Moberly Apartments, who delivered the most entertaining speech of the short ceremony, cracking several jokes.

“As some of us like to say, it’s another day in paradise,” he said. “It’s warm, it’s dry and there’s quite a few young ladies who keep us in mind.

“Moberly Manor and its residents are very happy to have a residence like this available and I’m sure the City of Revelstoke feels the same way. You should be proud of it.”

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