Out With the Old, In With the New

The new RM of Wallace-Woodworth office building made its official debut July 24, when Denis Carter, Wallace-Woodworth Reeve, cut the ribbon, making opening day official.

The plans for the RM building had been in the works for a while. The office was built under Reeve Don Neufeld and the last RM of Wallace council. It was completed in time for the amalgamated council to step in, January 1, 2015.

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On opening day, through numerous staff members’ speeches, the crowd learned the background on the old building with history given by Rea Kinnaird.

It comes as no surprise that getting the Wallace-Woodworth building ready for opening day took all staff and members to be on the same page with the same goal, and that’s exactly what they did. Kinnaird commented, “[It is a] great day for a special event, a huge thank you to staff for making this day happen so smoothly.”

Although, it is a sad goodbye to the old building, Kinnaird jokingly states, “I am very certain staff won’t miss the heating and cooling system in the old office, I know I won’t.”

The RM will be able to enjoy years to come in their beautiful new building.

Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, states, “Thanks to all of you for the work and effort you put in. This is a great testament to the region to have a facility like this to work out of for the future.”

With team work, opening day was a huge success, and had a ton of support. The Wallace-Woodworth RM will continue to enjoy the rest of their summer days in an air conditioned building.

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