Canadian Cancer Society’s new office gives more space, better access in Terrace B.C.

Move to different place also gives better visibility, good parking access and new furniture

Amanda Berry

The local cancer society office starts the new year in a new space with new furniture and improved access.

Amanda Berry, annual giving coordinator for Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert, says the move from the office it was sharing with the hospice society in the former Terrace and District Credit Union building to the Tourist Information Building is all finished.

We were wanting to find somewhere with a little bit more visibility just so that people are able to reach us faster when they’re facing a recent cancer diagnosis,” she said.

We have the opportunity for better signage and good parking access at the new building so that was a big reason and a little bit more space for volunteers.”

There was a concern about everything fitting in the new space after the society received new furniture.

When they sent me pictures of what they wanted to donate, we were right down to the 11th hour before moving into the new office. It was beautiful and I thought ‘there’s no way it’s going to fit in our office’ and I brought a measuring tape down and it all squeezed in there with two inches between desks,” said Berry.

The furniture she’s referring to came from Rio Tinto Alcan, who was closing down its training facility at that time, so it donated a full suite of nearly new furniture, said Berry.

Totem Furniture also donated a big desk for use in the wig dressing area, she added.

And there is an upcoming open house planned to thank all those involved.

The Terrace office of the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon Division, holds its open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at its new location at the Tourist Information Centre on Keith Ave.