A Change for the Better

MLA George Rogers and New Sarepta Agricultural Society President Craig Millar join the New Sarepta Eagles (on right) and the Warburg Sharks on the ice, celebrating that they were two of the first teams to benefit from the Agriplex's brand new locker rooms. 


    The brand new change rooms in the New Sarepta Agriplex were showcased on Friday January 10th with proud members from the New Sarepta Agricultural Society, the New Sarepta Golden Pioneers and Leduc County leading the way.
    The recently completed upgrade more than doubles the size of the previous dressing rooms, increasing the space from just 227 square feet to 540 square feet. 
    At the dressing room unveiling, Leduc-Beaumont MLA George Rogers, presented the New Sarepta and District Agricultural Society with a $125,000 grant from the Community Facility Enhancement Program to be put toward the expansion.
     “I’m very pleased that the provincial government had the opportunity to contribute to this important project to serve the people of New Sarepta,” says Rogers. “I applaud the organizers for having a regional vision for this project.”
    Glen Finstad, a Councillor from the City of Leduc who was on hand for the tour, was also very impressed with the ongoing expansion project. "It's kind of surprising to see what they have done here. It is going to be quite an impressive facility for such a small community when it's finished. It will be very good for the area as it should enable New Sarepta to attract and host some larger events when it's completed." 
    The dressing rooms, which have been completed in just under nine months, is only one small portion of the expansion project. Still under construction is a new gathering space for the New Sarepta Golden Pioneers seniors club, several new offices including a new home for the local FCSS division and a tiny branch of the ATB Bank. A huge new space that will be a multi-purpose area for banquets/weddings/events, is directly accessible through what will become the new entrance to the building, as well as a large attached commercial kitchen. The former multi-purpose rooms upstairs are being repurposed into a home for a daycare facility and a gym.
    “The progress we’ve seen with this facility over the last nine months demonstrates how the hard work of community stakeholders can pay off in a big way to fulfill a need in the community,” says Rick Smith, division one councillor. “The improvements at this facility will benefit Leduc County residents, while attracting individuals from across the capital region.”
    The entire expansion project is projected to cost $6.848 million with Leduc County committed to funding up to $6.7 million. This debenture will be reduced by grant funding, sponsorship commitments and community funding. Local groups have already raised more than $250,000 for the project to date.  
    Originally built in 1972 the New Sarepta Agriplex has undergone several previous renovations with this latest one being the largest undertaken since its initial construction. This project is expected to be completed in June of this year. 

 

More Stories:
  • Wetaskiwin Horseshoe Tournament 2014 The Wetaskiwin Horseshoe Club held a very successful tournament with 33 horseshoe pitchers registered to compete, more than at any of this year's previous club tournaments. Participants came from across the province, from ...
  • High School Football Season Begins The high school football season kicked off this week with the Breton 6 man team travelling to Sherwood Park to take on the Millwoods Christian Royals on Friday, August 29th. This will be a good test for both teams as Millwoods ...
  • Alberta Rocks! For the past 23 years, the Alberta Curling Federation has hosted a summer camp for junior curlers between the ages of twelve and seventeen. The first camp was held in Irma, and saw ten curlers in attendance. Since that time, ...
  • MMH Memorial Street Hockey Tournament Helping Kids More kids will be able to get off the sidelines thanks to the family and friends of a local athlete who lost his life two years ago. Last week, family and friends of Mark Hayduk presented Rachel Yeung, a representative for ...
  • Local Football Talent To Play In U.S. Submitted by Nancy Jones Liam Jones will be attending a college prep school in St. Catharines, Ontario this year. His plane departs on August 15th and he is excited for the season to get started. "I really want to take my ...




 
  • Leduc Radio Ad
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia