On Thursday youth and staff at Buckland campus, outside of Prince Albert, gathered to officially open Pawson Place.

Clinical, group living, and education staff joined
youth to cut the ribbon.

Pawson Place is a new gazebo area on the campus that was created as a place to relax and enjoy each others’ company. The gazebo has signage, lighting, and portable speakers for music, as well as a fire pit, picnic tables, and log seating.

Houseparent Andrew prepared a hotdog lunch for everyone in attendance and a ribbon was cut, officially opening the area.

“This idea was started years ago to honour Geoff Pawson and recognize him for bringing Ranch Ehrlo to Prince Albert. To be able to officially open the gazebo as part of our 25th anniversary is incredibly cool!” explained Kevin Mugford, northern group living director.

Dr. Geoff Pawson founded Ranch Ehrlo Society in 1966, growing the concept from a single home to a multi-service agency. He passed away in January 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Despite his passing, his passion for helping young people, families, and the community continues.