Construction completed on Walter Wright's Dawson Co-op replica service station

That's a wrap for another construction project at the Mile Zero Walter Wright Pioneer Village.

The South Peace Mile Zero Park Society in partnership with the Dawson Co-operative Union, Northern Lights College, and Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) have completed construction on the 1950s replica service station.

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The mandate of the Walter Wright Pioneer Village is to serve as a heritage site and preserve the history of the community. With the Dawson Co-op is fast approaching its 100-year anniversary of being established in Dawson Creek, it was only fitting that they be showcased in the Village.

The building is intended to house artifacts from the Co-op petroleum history, many of which are donated by current and past residents of the community. The Northern Lights College trades and apprenticeship students, alongside instructor Ryan Mayoh, tackled the project through the cold of winter. The service station served as the main construction project for the students’ school year.

The NDIT provided a significant source of funding for the project with a $50,000 grant. 

The ribbon cutting will be later in the spring to coincide with the Dawson Co-operative Union’s 100the anniversary.

If the public has appropriate artifacts they want to donate to the Village to be displayed - contact Bert Goulet, Manager, at

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