SAY Community Centre – Public Comments Invited

April 20, 2020 – Infrastructure Canada must determine whether the proposed SAY Community Centre Project, located on Skowkale First Nation reserve land, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Infrastructure Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website (

Written comments must be submitted by May 18, 2020 to:

Davin St. Pierre, Senior Environmental Review and Approvals Officer, Infrastructure Canada,, (613) 298-7414

The Proposed Project

The Project proposed by Skowkale First Nation (Applicant/Proponent) consists of the construction of a community centre on the Skowkale No. 10 Reserve Land in Chilliwack, BC. The purpose of this project is to increase access to community, culture, recreation and health for the neighboring First Nation communities of Skowkale, Aitchelitz, and Yakweakwioose. The centre will include a gymnasium, fitness room, multipurpose area, youth room, reception space, washrooms, locker rooms, administrative space, playground, carving area, sports field, and cafe. 

The scope of construction will consist of slab-on-grade foundation, excavation and backfill of water and sewer service pipes, parking lot space, drainage ditches, and the 2,500 square metre community centre. All works will take place on a site previously used for agricultural activities. 



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