City View Centre for Child and Family Services Celebrates 50 Years

City View Centre for Child and Family Services celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this month.

The business hosted an open house Sat., June 8 at its building at Longfields and Strandherd.

During this celebration, former Barrhaven councillor Jan Harder was present. She helped City View achieve their space in Barrhaven. She spoke fondly of all the opportunities she had to be part of at City View, such as reading to the children and advocating for the needed child care in the city. Current Councilor Wilson Lo was also on hand to say a few words and present Nadine Amyotte (Executive Director) and her team with a certificate of achievement.

In 1974, Kathy Yach and Shelley Bond had a dream to build a childcare centre that provided the best quality of care for children. The centre opened with five children in care and grew to where they now provide care for about 300 children in both centre and home-based care. City View also provided developmental information on milestones and playgroups to many families in the area.

A dedication of the Group Care office was made to Kathy Yach for her years with the agency in her many roles throughout the years.

The centre also revealed a new outdoor library built and donated by ROJO Construction. This will provide many reading opportunities for all our families.

When pigs fly: With a little imagination, anything is possible.

Feagtured Image: Kathy Yach addresses the gathering at the City View 50th anniversary celebration.