September 13, 1979. Jubilee Place was a project initiated by the Rotary Club of Trail. A five-member board of directors registered a society named the Trail Elderly Citizens Housing Society (TECHS): Carl Purdy, Robert Peebles, William (Mac) Phillips, Marcus Martin and Derek Evans-Davies.
August 1, 1982. TECHS entered into an agreement with the Province of British Columbia (BC Housing Interior) for the construction of a 35 unit housing facility.
October 20, 1982. The doors to Jubilee Place were officially open.
The purpose of the society was to construct, operate (without profit to its members), maintain, lease and manage one or more low-rental housing projects for elderly citizens.
With a board of directors having a membership of five, the majority of directors were to be from the Rotary Club of Trail.
Ed Nichols was the longest serving member: 1982 to 2015. For Ed, service-above-self was not only a motto of Rotary, but it was a way of life. In times of good and poor health, Ed always had time to play a leadership role with Jubilee Place. Within months of Ed's passing in early 2015, he took on the task of assembling a new board of directors; Ed had not been well for a number of years. He was determined to serve on the board as long as he could -and that, he did. In his letter of resignation dated December 30, 2014, Ed wrote, "My last day of service as President will be Friday, January 2, 2015." This was the day that Ed passed away.
Tarring the Roof
Official Opening Invitation Card
Trail Times Congratulations
Housing Complex Opens