NL Building Trades Contribute $50,000 to New Childcare Center in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Newfoundland Labrador Building Construction Trades Council

PRESS RELEASE

June 16, 2017

NL Building Trades Contribute $50,000 to New Childcare Center in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

The Newfoundland Labrador Building Construction Trades Council joined the Provincial Government, members of the Early Childhood Development Association (ECDA) of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and local residents this week to announce a $50,000, funding commitment to assist with the construction of a new 7000 square foot community not-for-profit childcare facility serving the residents of Upper Lake Melville.

“On behalf of our council, I offer congratulations to all members of the ECDA who have worked hard to make this project a reality for residents of Happy Valley- Goose Bay and surrounding areas. We are pleased to partner with the Provincial Government and others on this on this important initiative, and to support increased access to childcare spaces,” said Darin King, Executive Director, NL Building Construction Trades Council

The ECDA is a non-profit registered charity responsible for operation of two childcare centres in the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador: Pumpkin House Childcare Centre; and Pumped Kidz After School Club.

“On behalf of ECDA’s board and parents, I would like to express our appreciation to the NL Building Trades Council for their support of our regional childcare facility. The need for childcare in our community is real – we are currently at full capacity with an extensive waitlist. This contribution will support the construction of a new community childcare centre in late 2017, assisting in addressing our highest need areas for working aged parents seeking childcare services, while creating an inclusive and inviting atmosphere to assist program delivery by our staff,” said Colin O’Brien, Vice President-ECDA

“Our members remain supportive of families and communities throughout our province,” King said, “so when we were presented with this opportunity to support a much need project, and give back to residents and communities of Labrador, we couldn’t have been more thrilled.”

The Newfoundland and Labrador Building & Construction Trades Council (NLBTC) is an umbrella labour organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, their international affiliates, and more than 15,000 trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Contact Information:
Darin King, Ph.D
Executive Director, NL Building Construction Trades Council
Tel: 709-726-4560
E-mail: dking@nlbtc.com

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