Just last week, Sarcan Recycling celebrated 30 years in Kindersley with a fundraising BBQ lunch for the new West Central Abilities program facility.

Sarcan started in Kindersley back in 1988 and has been operated by West Central Abilities as a part of the programs they manage for their clients. The 30-year mark of this Kindersley-area service testifies to the impressive job West Central Abilities (WCA) has done to provide meaningful services to both the town of Kindersley and their clients.

To mark the special occasion, WCA held a dual-purpose BBQ outside of the Sarcan building on Monday, September 4. The event was both celebratory and practical as folks could grab a hotdog/burger, chips, and soft drink and know that all the proceeds went directly towards the new program facility WCA has been working towards for the past several years.

The proceeds from the day bumped the 2018 fundraising total to over $93,000 of the $250,000-in-2018 goal set in November 2017.  “We are pleased with the amount we have been able to raise so far.” Kim Edmunds, Director of West Central Abilities, noted that while the project has had its fair share of hiccups, progress is continuing throughout the winter as the organization is preparing to send out tenders for the project.

The site picked out for the new facility is the two vacant lots and one house lot on First Avenue in Kindersley, the three lots right next to the current West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre. WCA’s vision for their new facility includes a greater involvement of WCA’s clients in the community of Kindersley, as well as more space to care for individuals.

“WCA is already involved in the community by volunteering at places such as the elementary schools, at a local kennel, and with Meals on Wheels or by attending activates at the WECE, Caleb Village or the Manor; the closer we are to the center of Kindersley, the more we will be able to be involved.” Edmunds also said the center will be able to provide more and better quality care of clients, as the finished product will include classrooms, personal care rooms, green spaces, and a community kitchen and a dining room.

Fundraising efforts are continuing as the WCA will host two different food vendors during the annual Goose Festival. So look out for their booths located near the Kindersley Downtown stage both on Thursday evening during the goose-plucking and potato peeling, as well as on Saturday over lunch hour.

In addition to the Goose Festival appearances, the WCA is planning an Art Extravaganza at the Catholic Church Hall on Saturday, November 3rd. Tickets will be $25 per attendee, and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the entertainment running from 7 – 10:00 p.m.

Beautiful donations from local artists have already started arriving for the upcoming event.  Metalwork, needlework, stain-glass art, scratch-art drawings, photos and other types of artwork will be auctioned off and proceeds directed to the new program facility. Those interested in donating their work can contact any of the WCA team at their office phone number 306-463-2727.

West Central Abilities (WCA) is a non-profit organization based in Kindersley that provides services to and creates opportunities for adults with developmental challenges. WCA’s mission is to empower these individuals through Person Centred Programs so they can “make choices, experience fulfillment and enjoy full citizenship [WCA’s Mission Statement].”

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