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New $31.6-million school for Rosedale students and familiesMay 25, 2012

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Ministry of Education – News Release

CHILLIWACK – A celebration featuring student performance and Stól:lo and Cheam First Nations drummers and dancers marked the official opening of the $31.6-million Rosedale Traditional Community school.

The new school can accommodate up to 570 students from kindergarten to Grade 9 and includes a Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) to serve as a hub for community programs. The NLC offers day-care, youth and Aboriginal services to families and residents can take various courses after school hours including music, family fitness, arts and computer skills.

The NLC also has a multi-purpose space that can be used for community meetings and support groups. The City of Chilliwack is contributing $12,000 annually for three years to the NLC, which is managed by the volunteer-based Rosedale Traditional Community School Society.

The school also meets B.C.'s Wood First Initiative by incorporating wood as much as possible and follows LEED Gold or equivalent environmental standards.

Our government contributed $31.4 million to the capital project, while the City of Chilliwack provided $200,000 to create extra community space at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre. The new school replaces Rosedale Elementary and Rosedale Traditional Middle, which are both slated for demolition.
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