The Yorkton Brick Mill is going to get some much needed repairs, and a grant from the Sask Heritage Foundation is helping to make them a reality.
The grant is a numbers matching grant of $25,000. They are using it to repair the masonry on the outside of the building, including repairing all cracks on exterior walls.
“The Sask Heritage Foundation is a small foundation with limited funding, so we are very happy that we got that amount,” said Larry Pearen with the Yorkton Brick Mill Heritage Society.
This is the second grant the mill has received from the Sask Heritage Foundation. They had previously received a grant of $10,000 in 2017.
Wilhelm Masonry has been hired to do the work on the building, starting next week. They have previously worked on the Yorkton Court of Queen’s Bench building and are currently working on the stonework on the GX94 building in town.
While more fundraising will be done to handle future plans for the site, the grant means that the mill will not have to go in debt to complete the repair work, said Pearen.
“The building will be secure and safe, and it will look much better.”