SUCCESS RISES FROM THE ASHES
By Paul Nicholson, The Daily Colonist, Friday, September 27, 1974
Administration Building (above), one of two buildings quickly constructed after the fire
Just a year ago with rain pouring off his wide brim-hat, Jim Boulding stared over the remains of the once proud Strathcona Park Lodge.
On May 23, 1973, the 47-year-old structure burned to the ground leaving Jim, his wife Myrna and family with a rather bleak outlook for the future. The financial picture was bad, the building was insured for only a fraction of its worth and the Lodge was destroyed just prior to the more prosperous summer season. But within a couple of days the Bouldings had plans for a new Lodge. Read more