$5,000 Donation from EPCOR!

We are pleased to report that EPCOR has donated $5,000 towards Phase 2 of the Capilano Community Park Redevelopment project.  This $5,000 is in addition to the $5,000 that EPCOR already donated to our Phase 1 project completed in 2014.

The Capilano Community Park Redevelopment Committee deeply appreciates the support provided by EPCOR, our industry neighbour.

Additional CFEP Funding Received for Phase 2 project!

We were recently awarded an additional $42,000 in CFEP funding from the Province of Alberta in support of our Phase 2 project!  This is in addition to the $70,000 in CFEP funding we received for Phase 2 in 2015.  The Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) assists communities with construction, renovation or redevelopment of community public-use facilities, thereby helping enhance the quality of life and citizen well-being in communities across Alberta.

 

$10,000 Donation from Imperial!

We are pleased to report that Imperial has donated $10,000 towards Phase 2 of the Capilano Community Park Redevelopment project.  The Capilano Community Park Redevelopment Committee deeply appreciates the support provided by Imperial, our industry neighbour.

Capilano Community Park – Phase 2 construction started!

The FULL Phase 2 project plan includes a 700m walking path, adult exercise equipment stations, a bike bumps course and a community sign.  Our final push to meet our fundraising goal over the last few months went exceptionally well!  Project funds were secured from the Province of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, the Capilano Community League, Suzuki Charter School, and industry neighbours.  This funding, in combination with monies raised at events, and generous donations from residents and businesses, allows us to fully complete our “Park for all Ages.” We are very excited to have reached the “fundraising finish line!”  The Phase 2 project construction started this summer and is to be finished by the fall.

$10,000 Donation from Suzuki School!

We are pleased to report that the Suzuki Charter School (SCS) Board of Directors has donated $10,000 towards Phase 2 of the Capilano Community Park Redevelopment project, on behalf of the Suzuki Charter School community of parents, staff and students.  This $10,000 is in addition to the $60,000 that Suzuki already donated to our Phase 1 project completed in 2014.

The Capilano Community Park Redevelopment Committee deeply appreciates the significant support provided by Suzuki Charter School and looks forward to continuing this strong partnership in Capilano community.

 

Capilano Community Park Redevelopment – Phase 2 Fully Funded!

Our FULL Phase 2 project plan, which includes a 700m walking path, adult exercise equipment stations, a bike bumps course and a community sign, will be installed in 2016.  Our final push to meet our fundraising goal went exceptionally well!

Our BIG funding news is that we were recently awarded an ADDITIONAL $42,000 IN CFEP FUNDING from the Province of Alberta in support of our Phase 2 project   The Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) assists communities with construction, renovation or redevelopment of community public-use facilities, thereby helping enhance the quality of life and citizen well-being in communities across Alberta.

Also, as reported in the last issue, residents recently responded with generous donations and Suzuki Charter School donated $10,000 in support of Phase 2 (see Suzuki story in this issue).  Look for more “great news” funding stories in future issues!

In 2015, we received significant funding from the Province of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and the Capilano Community League.  This funding, in combination with funds raised at events, and recent donations and grants, will allow us to fully complete our “Park for all Ages.” We are very excited to have reached the “fundraising finish line!”

2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off a Success!

Our March 5, 2016 Chili Cook-Off event in support of the Phase 2 Capilano Community Park Redevelopment project was a great success with lots of laughs and tons of fun!  $2,600 was raised in support of the Phase 2 project, but more importantly, it was a wonderful community gathering with a lot of enthusiastic support from our local residents as well as friends and family too!  And to top it off, there were 17 delicious chili dishes to sample and vote for!  There are so many people to thank who supported our event.  We are so appreciative of the time that our elected officials took out of their busy schedules to attend the event.  Thank you to:

— Honourable Marlin Schmidt (MLA for Edmonton-Gold Bar)

Ben Henderson (Edmonton Councillor Ward 8) and one of our Chili chefs!

As well, a big thank you to Suzuki Charter School’s principal Karen Spencer and Capilano Community League President Brent Larson for attending and being chefs!  In addition, thank you to the additional 15 incredible park project supporters who were chili chefs for the event:

-~- Patti Meropoulis1st place chiliSECOND YEAR IN A ROW!!! -~-

-~- Dallas Moravec (Remax Central) – 2nd place chili -~-

-~- Rachael Lammie3rd place chili -~-

-~- Shelley Svidal -~- Tom Chaisson -~- Carson Jans -~- Carrie Riddle -~-

-~- Randy Fisher -~- Shelley Hiron -~- David Walker -~- Sharon Boechler -~-

-~- Kristin Baker -~- Darren Somerville -~- Derek Parron -~-

A special thank you to Fargo’s Capilano, 50 St. Earl’s, Bernice Townsend, Sandy Schaloske and Lorena Franchuk (Curves Bonnie Doon) for donations that came in to support our mini silent auction that also took place during the cook-off.

This event could not have took place without the efforts of the Capilano Community Park Redevelopment Committee, particularly Heather and Laura.  And last, but definitely not least, a big thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the event!

Capilano Community Park Redevelopment – Phase 2 Update

Our Phase 2 project, which includes a 700m walking path, adult exercise equipment stations, a bike bumps course and a community sign, will be installed in 2016.  Our FINAL PUSH to meet our fundraising goal is going well.  Residents have responded with generous donations and recently, Suzuki Charter School committed $10,000 in support of Phase 2.  We are still waiting on decisions about additional grant applications that we have submitted.

Previously, we received significant funding from the Province of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and the Capilano Community League (CCL).  This funding, in combination with funds raised at events and new contributions, put us very close to fully completing our community’s “Park for all Ages.” We hope to soon report the receipt of additional grant funding that will get us to the “fundraising finish line!”

2016 Chili Cook-off – FUN had by all!

Our March 5 Chili Cook-off fundraiser event in support of Phase 2 of the Capilano Community Park Redevelopment project was a ton of fun and raised some money too!  There are so many individuals and businesses to thank.  All of the details will be available in the next issue of the Southeast Voice.

Capilano Community Park Redevelopment – Final push for support!

For more than 4 years, Capilano Community League has been raising funds to redevelop the Capilano Community Park and Playground.  Thanks to the generous contributions of the community and our major sponsors, a new playground, spray park and picnic shelter was constructed in the fall of 2014.

The Phase 2 project, which includes a 700m walking path, adult exercise equipment stations, a bike bumps course and a community sign, will be installed in 2016.  We are in the FINAL PUSH to meet our fundraising goal and have until March 15 to secure funds to complete the project as planned.  If we don’t obtain all the required funds, we will have to cut out parts of the Phase 2 plan.  In addition to granting agencies and community partners, we are asking local residents and businesses to consider supporting this project.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact Jill at 780-469-0513 or jschlender@shaw.ca.

Thank you to the Province of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and the Capilano Community League (CCL), for contributing to our project.  With the Province’s grant, the City’s grants and the CCL funding, in combination with funds raised, we are so close to completing our “Park for all Ages!”