News Release - Harvey and Corry Tremblay Pledge $1 Million Towards Smithers Library-Gallery Project

Smithers residents Harvey and Corry Tremblay have pledged to match community donations to the Smithers Library-Gallery project up to $1 million.

“We raised our kids in this community and built our business here. We see this project as an opportunity to give back in a way that benefits Bulkley Valley families and contributes to the vitality of the community,” said Harvey Tremblay. “We are challenging the community to join us in supporting the project by raising an additional $1 million in donations.”

“The Smithers Public Library and Smithers Art Gallery are dynamic, growing organizations in need of new space,” said Corry Tremblay. “The combined Library-Gallery building will both support their growth and allow them to better serve all members of our community for decades to come.”

The Tremblays’ donation means the Town of Smithers will only have to borrow $1 million instead of the $1.5 million in the current funding plan. It also strengthens the Town’s application for provincial and federal funds.

“Harvey and Corry’s contribution to the Library-Gallery project is greatly appreciated,” said Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach. “It’s a significant step towards making the project a reality. On behalf of our community, I thank them for their generosity and I look forward to working with the project team to raise the matching funds.”

Harvey and Corry founded Hy-Tech Drilling in 1991 and grew the company from a single diamond drill to a fleet of more than 50 drills operating throughout Canada, Europe, Alaska and South America.

The Town of Smithers plans to build a new combined Public Library and Art Gallery building in Veterans’ Peace Park at the end of Main Street. Urban Arts Architecture completed a concept design and business plan for the project in September and in January 2019, the Town will be applying for provincial and federal funding.

Harvey Tremblay: 250-847-1041
Taylor Bachrach: 778-210-0877

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