KAMLOOPS — The latest housing addition to downtown Kamloops will also feature extra homes for seniors and people with disabilities.
Oncore Seniors Society has announced construction is underway on 12 new affordable homes within one floor of The Lightwell, a new 6-storey development under construction along St. Paul Street.
In a release, the Society says the BC Government is providing around $2.25 million in capital funding for the project.
“We are thrilled to work with Oncore Seniors Society to give more people in Kamloops the security and peace of mind that comes with having an affordable place to call home,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “We are going to keep working hard to make life better for families, seniors and people with disabilities in Kamloops and across B.C.”
Located at 444 St. Paul Street, the mixed-use development that the units will add to already includes 140 residential units and commercial space.
River City Seniors Society was originally established in the mid-1960’s. Seniors Outreach Services Society was originally established in the mid-1990’s. In 2013 Oncore Seniors Society was formed by the amalgamation of these two organizations. With financial assistance from BC Housing we are able to assist seniors to live independently in a safe and affordable environment. We currently have projects in Kamloops and Prince George.
Garry is semi-retired, with 40 years experience as a businessman. For the last 9 years, he has been working as an accountant in the Kamloops area. Garry has been with the Oncore Seniors Society Board of Directors since 2009 and has served as the Chairman since 2011.
Jay worked as an executive in the hospitality industry all over North America for 30 years. He is now retired and living in Kamloops. He has been a member of the Oncore Seniors Society Board of Directors since August of 2014.
Leslie is currently a consultant for project management, real estate development, and marketing strategies. She had a 17-year career with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and 18 years experience in Marketing and Public Relations for a land development company.
Doug is a retired High School Teacher and Athletic Commissioner for the Okanagan Valley.
Jamie currently works as a Senior Financial Analyst. He has 17 years of experience in accounting and strategic business leadership, as well as 8 years of property management.
Ray works in Advertising for “Kamloops This Week”, where he has been since 2004. He has volunteered with many Business Improvement Associations, as well as several Community Associations and Events in the Kamloops area.
Joshua is a financial professional providing commercial financing solutions to clients throughout British Columbia. He is a partner at FIT Financial and Arpa Investments. He is also the current President of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce.
Mona is a Commercial Real Estate Agent, and the Managing Broker with Colliers International. She has over 30 years of experience in Real Estate and over 25 years of experience in Property Management.
Alan held several senior management positions in the field of heavy equipment and transport maintenance and is now retired. He has over 30 years of experience serving on the boards of Not for Profit Societies and providing community service.
Terry was born and raised in BC. He graduated from UBC with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1970. He practiced as a physician in Kamloops for 40 years and has been retired since 2010.
Doug has been a practicing lawyer in the Kamloops area since 1985, with a focus on business, corporate, commercial, finance, and real estate law. He has also been an instructor for the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology since 1986, teaching Business Law and Economics.