Flash Back Fridays

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

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