The city of Dawson Creek has received quite a generous gift.
Ferus, a new company in the town, donated $75,000 towards the creation of the Calvin Kruk Center for Arts, being built in the city. The funding, combined with a $6.4 million federal and provincial grant, brings the development of the centre one step closer to completion.
Ferus is a privately owned company which specializes in providing integrated solutions to the energy industry. The company handles issues involving well stimulation, well completion and enhanced oil recovery.
Joe Ladouceur, vice president of External Affairs and treasurer for Ferus, explains “we are firmly committed to supporting the communities that we work and live in and are confident that this new arts centre will provide cultural education and enjoyment for the citizens of Dawson Creek.”
Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier spoke in regards to the generous donation. “This donation truly shows Ferus’ faith in the positive growth of our city. This centre is going to be a great addition to our city for everyone to enjoy for many years to come.”
The city’s historic post office is to be converted into the community and arts centre. The centre will include a multi-purpose theatre, meeting rooms, textile and dance studios, as well as administrative offices. The centre will also be beneficial to the local arts community providing it with a new venue to showcase the South Peace’s cultural diversity.
The Centre is to be built in honour of Calvin Kruk, the late mayor of Dawson Creek.