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Photo: Celebrating seniors' housing

From left: Tim Payne, the executive director of the Halcyon Assisted Living Society; Cecil Bennett, a resident of the Moberly Apartments; David Raven, the Mayor of Revelstoke; and Eric Foster, the MLA for Vernon-Monashee, cut the ceremonial ribbon at the official opening of the Moberly Apartments and Mount Begbie Villas, - Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review
From left: Tim Payne, the executive director of the Halcyon Assisted Living Society; Cecil Bennett, a resident of the Moberly Apartments; David Raven, the Mayor of Revelstoke; and Eric Foster, the MLA for Vernon-Monashee, cut the ceremonial ribbon at the official opening of the Moberly Apartments and Mount Begbie Villas,
— image credit: Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

An long-delayed official opening for the Moberly Apartments and Mt. Begbie Villa was held Tuesday morning. The two seniors buildings brought 24 new living spaces to Revelstoke for seniors and people with disabilities.

The two developments were built for a total cost of about $4 million, which came from the federal and provincial governments, and the Columbia Basin Trust.

Mayor David Raven, Vernon-Monashee MLA Eric Foster and Tim Payne, the executive director of the Halcyon Assisted Living Society, were on hand to give speeches touting the benefits of the new residences and cut the ribbon at the opening.

They were joined by Cecil Bennett, a resident of the Moberly Apartments, who delivered the most entertaining speech of the short ceremony, cracking several jokes.

"As some of us like to say, it's another day in paradise," he said. "It's warm, it's dry and there's quite a few young ladies who keep us in mind.

"Moberly Manor and its residents are very happy to have a residence like this available and I'm sure the City of Revelstoke feels the same way. You should be proud of it."

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