Our Community Centre is Now Closed
While we renovate between Summer 2018 to Summer 2019
First Building: 1974, with previous expansions in 1987, 2003. A previous shack was on site between 1967 and 1974.
Current Renovation and Expansion: 2018, expected Grand Opening March 15th, 2019.
Project Cost: $3.0M and engineering and architecture costs of $0.5M.
Project Funders: – The City of Calgary ($2.1M), The Province of Alberta ($350K), The Government of Canada ($1.065M) = $3.5M
Project Architects: Nyhoff Architects.
General Contractor: Scott Builders.
Project area: 660 square meters / 7100 square feet
* Renovation of the existing hall, expanding the windows on the main level, with new flooring throughout. Creating a dedicated “south hall” for small events of up to 60 people, and a “north hall” for banquets and larger meetings up to 130 people. Lots of natural light for art events and classes. The size of the hall is approximately 1800 square feet.
* New external roofing and siding throughout.
* Dedicated storage space downstairs under the new hall for our sports equipment and long-term tenants.
* A casual “common area” as a gathering space, including coffee bar and catering counters, for events of public interest.
* An upstairs office for our staff, and a dedicated meeting room / board room area that can be rented.
* New flooring and lighting throughout, including many unseen improvements to the subfloors and walls.
* New washrooms and toilets on the main level.
* New lighting and paint to our lower level community learning area for Guides, Brownies and Sparks.
* New wider, safer stairs on the front of the facility; a new accessibility ramp into the building, and a new internal staircase permitting full movement between floors without entering meeting rooms.
* A separate ice surfacer garage and workshop for our flooding teams, including donated ice surfacer.
* New fire, security and audio / visual systems for each hall, with Wi-Fi available throughout the building and Public WiFi available on the front steps of the WRCA.
* All aspects of our building have been brought up to the current Canadian Building Code.
* Dedicated air conditioning and heating is now possible throughout the building, making the full rental of our facility possible 12 months of the year. It was pretty hot in the building in July and August each year. This required an upgrade of electrical service from 200 Amps to 600 Amps and a new transformer.
This project would not have been possible without the generous participation of all three levels of government, and the contributions of many volunteers from 2010 to the present.