Statement re: Demares
Debbie and Sal Demare have asked us to provide the following information to the community.
It relates to their financial involvement with the Bridge River Valley Community Association and various rumors regarding it.
The basics are as follows:
1. Albi Enterprises, the consulting company they had up until late 2012, has had no payments from BRVCA.
2. Sal Demare has never been on an employment/labor/consulting contract with BRVCA, payouts to him are reimbursements.
3. Debbie Demare has never been on an employment/labor/consulting contract with BRVCA and payouts to her are all reimbursements and some personal loan repayments.
The links are below:
Sal’s blog post as Regional District Director , scroll to bottom under Personal Concerns:
Bralorne Church Project: Invoice and Cheque to Sal Demare (materials and travel only, labor was volunteered by Sal)
In order that the community have the facts which are contrary to statements being made in the community, it should be noted that the labor contracts (2) on this portion of the Church Project went to Steve Oakley:
Steve Oakley Payment for Labor/Equipment (1):
Steve Oakley Payment for Labor/Equipment (2):
Additionally, we have included the Project Expenses Spreadsheet for the Entire Project which was submitted to NDIT. We have redacted other contractor’s names for privacy. Link Here:
There are no other payments than what is listed here and all reports to NDIT have been verified and final payment to BRVCA made.
It is estimated that Sal Demare volunteered approximately 50 hours scoping out the problem, doing research and talking to previous renovators. During the project Sal worked along side Steve Oakley (paid contractor) as a volunteer and put in another 40 or so volunteer hours. Sal also donated material to the project for example the tiles in the bathroom. Following the project Sal compiled a report on the Church as a volunteer and also met with the Heritage Committee to present his findings. The link to that report is here:
BRVCA wishes to once again thank Sal for his enormous committment on this project, were it not for him, the Church would not have been fixed.
Sal and Debbie are very committed to our community and the Bridge River Valley Community Association.
We thank them for their thousands of hours of volunteer service and their financial support in many different ways over the last ten years.