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Trail Riverfront Centre - Trail, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 05.693 W 117° 42.365
11U E 448453 N 5438244
Quick Description: With its grand opening taking place on April 2, 2018, this oddly shaped building became home to the Trail & District Public Library, Trail Museum & Archives and gift shop and the Trail Visitor Centre.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/3/2018 7:36:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMZMTN
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Long Description:
The building staged its grand opening on April 2, 2018, a chilly day on which a couple of hundred locals came out to witness the event and partake of free hamburgers and refreshments. Later, a few months following the grand opening ceremony, a bronze plaque was mounted to one side of the building's main entrance:

CITY OF TRAIL
TRAIL RIVERFRONT CENTRE


OFFICIALLY OPENED ON APRIL 2, 2018
BY MAYOR MIKE MARTIN
THIS FACILITY IS DEDICATED TO THE PEOPLE OF TRAIL
IN RECOGNITION OF THE CITY'S COMMITMENT
TO LEARNING AND CULTURE FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

MAYOR MIKE MARTIN
AND CITY COUNCILLORS


ROBERT CACCHIONIKEVIN JOLLY
CAROL DOBIELISA PASIN
ELEANOR GATTAFONI ROBINSONSANDY SANTORI
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERDAVID PEREHUDOFF
CORPORATE ADMINISTRATORMICHELLE McISAAC
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKSCHRIS McISAAC
DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATIONTRISHA DAVISON
ARCHITECTSTANTEC ARCHITECTURE LTD.
PROJECT MANAGEMENTWSP
CONSTRUCTION MANAGERLEDCOR CONSTRUCTION
A truly avant-garde design, the building looks as though the blueprints for the upper floor were rotated about 43° with no one noticing until construction was well underway, at which time the prevailing sympathy became, "Well, we can't afford to start over, so let's just go with what we've got."

The move to Riverfront Centre has provided the library with more floor space but forced patrons to walk (or ride) up a floor to access half of the library's offerings. The library offers a full suite of learning programs and services, both in house and online, for all ages, from preschoolers to adults. Also, the library offers free wi-fi, using either their terminals or your own machine. The library and museum share both of the building's two storeys, with the visitor centre and the gift shop on the ground floor. The museum, while exhibiting fewer artefacts than the old museum, concentrates on Trail's history, with emphasis on wartime history and the city's sports history. Known as "The City of Champions", Trail is not only the only city to produce two World Hockey Championship Teams, but has also produced a great many champions and near champions in many other disciplines.

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Building Address:
1505 Bay Avenue
Trail, BC Canada
V1R 4B2


Is it open to the general public?: yes

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 4/2/2018

What is the name of this building?: Trail Riverfront Centre

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