A special event is planned for Sunday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the rebuilt Little House in Tsawwassen.
For almost 30 years, the Little House Society has overseen the house as a meeting place for addictions and related recovery and support groups. The original Little House was destroyed by fire in 2009, however, the society, and the community, came together to rebuild it into what it is today.
A fundraising campaign was launched in 2010, ground was broken on the site on June 10, 2011 and exactly one year later the Little House Society is celebrating the grand opening of the house.
Residents and the local business community got behind the project with $150,000 in cash donations and $350,000 donated in labour, services and materials.
"It's been a phenomenal response," Jim Stimson, society president, said in a recent interview. "To me, (it's) unprecedented. We did not seek one penny of federal or provincial monies."
The community is invited to the official grand opening event, which runs from 1 to 3 p.m., at the house, 5061-12th Ave.