Legion Veterans Village for Surrey unveiled

It is expected to include 20 storeys aimed at providing health care and assisted living for veterans

Concept drawings for a huge health centre for veterans to be built in Whalley was unveiled Thursday

SURREY — A monumental twin-tower “Legion Veterans Village” is set to be built on Royal Canadian Legion land in Whalley.

Its architectural design, unveiled at a special ceremony Thursday at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus, is reminiscent  of the Canadian Vimy Ridge Memorial in France.

“As we continue to attract new funding partners and capital, we expect that this concept will become the standard of care of other communities around Canada where health care for our seniors  and veterans is a priority,” said Rowena Rizzotti, CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Innovations.

Designed by Michael Green Architecture, the project is expected to enter into the development stage by fall of next year.

Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner said she’s proud to be backing it. “I’m very supportive of this project,” she said.

The Legion Veterans Village will include more than 20 storeys of assisted living, a therapeutic centre community gardens and a research centre.

Marc Tremblay, president of the Royal Canadian Legion, said it “promises to transform the way health care is delivered to Canadian veterans, soldiers and seniors all across the country.

“This project is an innovative facility offering services to its surrounding communities and meeting veterans’ needs today and into the future.”

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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