Quu-asa still in business after fire

Fire destroyed the building the Quu’asa program was located in but they're still in business.

  • Feb. 13, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Employees with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council’s Quu’asa program have been forced to move their office after a fire destroyed the building where they were previously located, at Argyle Street and Second Avenue.

Despite losing their office space, Quu’asa workers, who provide cultural support to Nuu-chah-nulth people, are hard at work.

According to Kim Rai of Quu’asa, he and his staff are still open for business and were busy connecting with their downtown partner service organizations getting the word out about the fire.

Notices were placed at The Bread of Life, NETP, Port Alberni Community and Women’s Society and other service providers.

Quu’asa clients may continue to reach their workers through the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council at 250-724-5757; please ask for Andrea Pettigrew. Calls will be forwarded to individual worker’s cell phones.

The nine displaced Quu’asa workers will work out of the Mission Road NTC offices for the time being. They will eventually relocate back to the downtown area.

Quu’asa staff will be travelling to communities as scheduled.

 

Denise Titian writes for Ha-Shilth-Sa newspaper.

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