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Enderby, B.C. church receives $600k in grant funding for renovations – Okanagan
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Enderby, B.C. church receives $600k in grant funding for renovations – Okanagan

St. Mary’s Church in Enderby, B.C., has received $600,000 in funding for renovation and relocation. The original St. Mary’s Church was struck by lightning and burned to the ground in 1916. By 1918, a new church was constructed with the help of the Splatsin community and an Oblate priest.The church still stands as a place community members come together in prayer, at weddings, funerals and more.The Splatsin Development Corporation received the grant and will be working on the project. $500,000 of the funding is from Heritage BC’s 150 Time Immemorial Grant Program and the remaining is from a Rural Development training grant.“I have been involved with this initiative since my second year on the Splatsin Band Council, and it’s been a long time coming,” said Splatsin Kukpi7 (Chief), Do...