Museum and Cultural Centre a possibility for Stuart Wood building

By Tanya Cronin
January 9, 2018 - 5:01pm Updated: January 9, 2018 - 5:31pm

KAMLOOPS — What was once an elementary school in Kamloops and is currently being used as a shelter, could soon become a cultural centre. 

The City of Kamloops and Tk'emlups Indian Band are in discussions about how to best to utilize the space. School District 73 closed the school in June of 2016, and what to do next has been up to the city. Because the heritage building at Battle Street and Third Avenue is on crown land, the city is required to consult with Tk'emplups band on its future. Mayor Ken Christian says a cultural centre would meet the province's requirement to use the building for educational purposes, and benefit both communities.

"We have a vision that we've talked about in terms of a museum and cultural centre that would embody both the history post City of Kamloops, as well as the previous history which is which is the Secwepemc people, so we want to move forward with that, but right now that's in the planning works," says Ken Christian, Mayor of Kamloops. 

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