A group of volunteers will be in Flin Flon for the next few months to assist the local congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in building a new place of worship. The building called a Kingdom Hall will replace an older structure that was built in the 1930’s. Regional Spokesperson Brad Pramberg says the energy efficient building follows the eco-friendly approach they use globally noting there’s going to be a 75 percent reduction in air infiltration which will reduce its energy consumption and there’ll be custom digital controls that use motion detection to guarantee that only the operational needs are used and also during occupied periods there will be fresh air that is supplied in amounts that exceed minimum requirements leading to a better learning environment for the building.
Local congregation Elder Kelly Flodell says they need a new hall because the congregation has outgrown the old hall with on average one hundred people attending each of their two weekly meetings.
Volunteers are coming from Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Hinton and as far at British Columbia with many using vacation time to assist with the construction project.