The Balfour and District Business and Historical Association (BDBHA) is pleased to announce
the completion of the first two projects aimed at making the experience of using St. Michael and
All Angels’ Chapel and Performance Center more convenient and friendly. First project
completed was a wheelchair accessible ramp and a new entranceway along the north side of the
Chapel. In conjunction with the wheelchair ramp, it was decided to complete some needed
electrical upgrades and install safety lighting. These projects were funded in large measure from
grants received from the Regional District of Central Kootenay through its Community
Development Program and from the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected
Areas Programs. 

The second project saw the completion of an all new septic system, which involved the
installation of underground piping, a septic tank and a drainage field. The septic improvements
were considered necessary in light of the small addition planned for the Chapel’s north side.
Construction of this addition, which will house a new washroom, complete with a flush toilet,
have space for a few amenities and a little storage, is slated to begin in the spring of 2023.