Hockey Rink Rebuild 50/50 Cash Raffle Fundraiser
winner takes $625
Sales EndedSat Jul 01 2023
Tue Apr 04 2023
Sat Jul 01 2023
Sat Jul 01 2023
355 Sandarac Drive NW
Ticket Number: D-3311
Drawn On: Sat Jul 01 2023
The Sandstone MacEwan Community Association (SMCA) hockey rink was built in 1991, the same year as Simons Valley School was built. The rink has been a part of the community ever since, used all seasons for hockey and skating in the winter, basketball and skateboarding in the summer.
In 2018, the Board Members began examining the need to replace parts of the rink as the lifecycle of the various components was coming to an end. This need was further emphasized prior to the 2019/2020 winter season when it became apparent that the rink was in urgent need of repair to get it through the winter.
SMCA Board members have been working with the City of Calgary Neighbourhood Partnership Coordinator and other city staff to understand the City and Provincial Grant options and the proper processes for rink replacement.
Why we need your help!
SMCA Hockey rink sits on land between the two schools in Sandstone – this land is leased by the Community Association (CA) as part of the City of Calgarys “Lease of Occupation” program, and as such is the responsibility of SMCA – it is not automatically replaced at its end of life by the City of Calgary.
As SMCA operates as a registered society in Alberta, we do not have the ability to fund this rebuild ourselves. A significant part of this project is to build relationships and work on funding from multiple sources – provincial grants (CFEP), municipal programs (CCG), capital savings, private donations & fund raising.
The target we have set on the tracker to the right of this page reflects the current gap we believe needs closing to ensure the project is fully funded. The projects budget is being built by SMCA, the City and its official subcontractors and will easily be in excess of $500,000. As the budget becomes finalized, we will update the targets on this page and post an update.
If you or your family, group, sports team or organization make use of the SMCA community hockey rink, please consider making a donation or entering one of our raffles/events – every dollar counts and will go a long way towards making this facility available for many years to come.
More updated rink rebuild information can be found https://sandstonemacewan.com/news/community/sandstone-macewan-rinkrebuild