|Just up from the old Welshpool Wharf |
stands an old historic building.
It has served many years as a legion building and later as a bar. Empty and unused it has seen many years of neglect until a group of volunteers and enthusiasts took over, secured funding and started the renovation process towards a multi-purpose community hall. The work has been going on since this spring and is not quite completed yet.
However, on September 7 a re-dedication ceremony took place, first down at the wharf where a new floating dock had been put into place, then inside the hall.
Representatives of the Federal and Provincial Governments had arrived to give their speeches and congratulate the volunteer organization and the people of Campobello to this accomplishment. So I finally got to meet the new minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and our MP Karen Ludwig.
A couple of days earlier a neighbour had called me and asked for help with quite a delicate project on her house.
While painting the outside she had noticed soft spots on the wood and digging into the wood noticed that much of the house corner had rotted out. When I took a closer look, it turned out that the corner stud plus sub-siding had rotted. In fact it was so rotten that I could pull it out with my bare hands.
After ordering a list of needed new materials I started working on it. 2 days later all rotten wood had been replaced with new lumber and today the new parts got painted again.
In between, I had clients for island tours and even though we are now in mid-September the weather cooperated all the time. This summer has truly been one of the best we ever had.