May 25, 2014
Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they need to provide support to troops and military families, to support the Reserve forces, to support operations home and abroad, and to ensure the health and safety of our men and women in uniform.
The Department of National Defence has identified an opportunity to perform a number of improvements at its aging armouries across Canada. Over the next two years, $135 million will be invested in projects involving repairs to roofs, siding, plumbing, and heating and ventilation systems.
In Richmond, British Columbia, a project to revitalize and repair the Colonel Sherman Armoury will provide updated interior and exterior finishings, which will ultimately improve the efficiency and reduce maintenance costs at the facility.
The Colonel Sherman Armoury is home to 39 Service Battalion, who provides essential support such as transportation, supplies, and personnel to 39 Canadian Brigade Group which is responsible for Reservists in the Greater Vancouver area. The armoury also houses the 12 Service Battalion Museum, which collects and exhibits artifacts related to the Battalion’s history.