Upper Clearwater Hall gets new roof

Volunteers from the Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute are completing major renovations to the Upper Clearwater Community Hall

Ulrich Patalong (l) and Nick Frost load used sheet metal from the Upper Clearwater Community Hall as a major renovation project gets underway. On the roof is Dietmar Krombach.

Ulrich Patalong (l) and Nick Frost load used sheet metal from the Upper Clearwater Community Hall as a major renovation project gets underway. On the roof is Dietmar Krombach.

Volunteers from the Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute are in the process of completing major renovations to the Upper Clearwater Community Hall, with financial help provided by the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

Farmers Institute director Ulrich Patalong said much of the credit for getting funding through the TNRD should go to Wells Gray Country director Tim Pennell.

The renovations include installing a new center beam to straighten out the roof, new sheet metal on the roof, and additional new insulation.

It is expected the changes will reduce the cost of heating the hall and lower its environmental footprint.

The hall was built in 1937 by farmers who lived in the Upper Clearwater valley.

A few years ago it was moved farther from the road, and extensions were added front and back.

 

Since then it has become heavily used for functions by Upper Clearwater residents as well as by people from Clearwater and beyond.