Esquimalt Tudor House employees land on their feet

All but two of the two dozen staff affected have found jobs since July 16 fire

Two months after fire destroyed the historic Tudor House Pub in Esquimalt, all but two of the two dozen staff affected have found jobs.

Pub general manager Tim Dumas said this week he is still working with the two employees to help place them in other jobs while ownership determines how and when to proceed with rebuilding.

“Obviously it’s a slow process,” he said. “That’s something I work on pretty much daily, working out all the little things we’ll need to do to get back up and running.”

Dumas couldn’t say enough about the support the employees and the pub have received since the fire. A recent fundraiser dance at the Esquimalt Legion, headlined by local band Montgomery County, raised more than $5,200 to help displaced workers.

“We couldn’t be more appreciative of the Township of Esquimalt and the entire community for their support,” he said. “Over 400 attended the dance, which goes to show how much they appreciated the Tudor House. But it also goes to show how the Township comes to support a group in its time of need.”

No cause for the July 16 fire has been pinpointed by Esquimalt Fire Department investigators, but arson was ruled out.


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