On a perfect Okanagan October day, Sawchuk Developments took ICBA on a tour of two incredible new childcare facilities they are building – one in Vernon and one in Coldstream.

In downtown Vernon, Sawchuk is building a $4 million facility that will handle 124 kids aged 2 to 5, in several rooms. It includes an outdoor play area, and is a great example of partnership: funded by the province, owned by the city, and operated by the local Boys and Girls Club.

It’s expected to be finished and opened late next month. The space is bright, colourful and welcoming, with all the amenities and thoughtful touches that kids need.

We also toured Sawchuk’s work in downtown Coldstream, where the team is building a $5.1 million community hall and childcare facility. This building will include huge doors that open on to a park and gives community groups both indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

The childcare facility will have 84 spaces and be operated by Maven Lane, which has been running programs in the area for 30 years.

Federal and provincial grants are paying for construction, while Coldstream provided the land. It should open in early 2023. The Hall uses Glulam Timbers and wood trusses that are almost 90 feet long.

Amazing work by Sawchuk on two facilities that are much needed, and will be much loved, by Vernon and Coldstream residents! Thank you Jason Sawchuk for showing us around!