On Dec. 23rd, 2022, at 8:45 pm a burst water pipe in the ceiling at the top of the stairwell at the 127 Street site of Peninsula United Church (PUC). A soggy mess on all three levels was the result.
Here's a quick photo diary of the events between Dec. 23, 2022-Jan. 4, 2023.
December 23rd, 2022: Section of Broken Pipe
December 23rd, 2022: Ceiling collapsed in the stairwell
December 23rd, 2022: Water in the basement
December 23rd, 2022: Water falling from the ceiling in narthex
The Fire Department and hardworking volunteers began the cleanup. On-Side Restoration arrived on Christmas Day to begin the restoration process.
December 25th, 2022: Fans on the office level
December 25th, 2022: Fans in the basement
December 29th, 2022: John Leighton bailing out the elevator shaft
January 4th, 2023: Removal of exterior drywall and waterlogged insulation begins
We moved over to our 24th Ave site for worship on January 3rd, 2023. We're grateful to share the space with our friends from Southpoint Congregation and South Fraser Unitarian Congregation for as long as needed.