Community Donations Received for the New Chetwynd Public Library

On Friday, June 3, 2022 the Chetwynd Public Library project marked a milestone when shovels hit the site of the new library grounds for the first time. The event commemorated the life of Yvonne Elden, a tireless community leader in Chetwynd who was instrumental in establishing the first library as a member of the Little Prairie Ladies Club.

A number of community partners also announced their commitment to the project and community by making the following contributions:

  • Family of Yvonne Elden $5,000
  • Northeast BC Community Foundation Yvonne Elden Fund $5,215
  • Canfor - Chetwynd Sawmill (lumber valued at $9,335)
  • West Fraser - Chetwynd Forest Industries (lumber valued at $11,858)
  • Coastal GasLink $50,000
  • Surerus Murphy Joint Venture $50,000
  • Northern Development Initiative Trust $300,000
  • District of Chetwynd $1,000,000
  • Peace River Regional District Area 'E' $2,930,092
  • Chetwynd Public Library Association $840,000


The Peace River Regional District, District of Chetwynd, Chetwynd Library Board and Chetwynd Library Advisory Committee sincerely thanks all donors for their contributions and all of the community support the project has seen to date.


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