St. Anthony's proposed track field expansion potentially downgraded due to soil instability.
The Christ the Redeemer School Division is facing setbacks in developing a track and field expansion for St. Anthony’s School in Drumheller after concerns have been raised over the stability of the ground at the site.
The project, which had initially planned to create a provincial-class running track and soccer/football field, with bleachers, may be reduced to just the development of a field after technical analysis of a slope at the site suggested it may be too instable and risky for such an expensive development, says school division director of facilities David Lunn.
“A grass field is one thing, but you go to the sophistication of a running track and the work that goes into that is quite another story,” Lunn said.
He said the division is waiting on approval from the Drumheller’s Municipal Planning Commission, which will review the altered development plans as due process. The project including the track portion was previously approved by the commission. While crews are currently levelling the site of a field expansion at St. Anthony’s School, the school division is facing setbacks after development of a proposed running track was put on hold due to a risk of soil instability at the site. A Christ the Redeemer School Division official said they may only develop a grass field now.
The students haven’t had any grass for five or six years - it’s almost criminal.”
Lunn said he’s confident the project will be approved and that sod will be in place for students when they return in September.
“The students haven’t had any grass for five or six years – it’s almost criminal,” said Lunn.
The field and track expansion was originally estimated to cost around $500,000, but the reduced scale of the project will share the information with all members who donated funds to this very worthwhile cause. Please join in as we share a meal and friendship together. Each family is asked to contribute an item for the potluck supper. Beverages will be provided. Anyone interested is most welcome to attend.
Rockyford Library’s photography group has their last meeting before the summer on Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30. All you need is an interest in improving your photographs. The group has monthly photo challenges and then meet to discuss how they did. Interested? Drop in and check it out!
Chocolate lovers will love “The Benefits of Raw Chocolate”, a video-conference at the library on Thursday, June 23 (7-8 p.m.). This is a raw foods information session and demonstration of how very simple it is to make high quality chocolates that will also improve your overall health.
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Have body. the rodeo grounds on Thursday, June 30. Things get started with burgers at 6 p.m., mutton busting at 8:30 p.m., bull riding begins at 9 p.m., then the Canada Day fireworks display at 11 p.m. A fun filled evening for the whole family.
St. Rita’s Church would like to invite both parish and community members to a potluck supper on Sunday, June 26 at 5:00 pm being hosted in the Parish Room of the Community Centre. Bill Locke of St. Joseph’s Parish in Calgary and Fr. Joseph of St. Rita’s will be presenting a final report on the “VIKAS India Housing Project” and would like to a great likely bring a lower price tag for the project. Lunn said this may allow for more infrastructure and equipment, such as a scoreboard, to be purchased for the field once it’s completed.
Backhoes are currently on-site at the school, but are only cleaning up and leveling the site. week every-
A quiet week last week due to all the activities during senior’s week, the week finished with the Father’s Day barbecue on Friday which over 50 people attended, many thanks to the members who gave donations towards the food and to those who prepared and served the food and I must not forget the folks who clean away and do all the washing up. We sometimes forget the people in the back clearing everything away.
On Saturday a group of members joined a trip to the Water Valley Celtic Festival for a day of Irish and Scottish with some folk music at 9 different venues in the village, everyone enjoyed just wandering from one venue to another. Some of us enjoyed the Clay Pigeon/Raptors and liked the group so much we managed to ask them for a card, hoping we can invite them to Drumheller. We had lunch while they were playing in the Beer Tent, perhaps why we thought they sounded so good.
Our condolences to the family of Ethel Moor who has passed away, Ethel was a long time member of the Pioneer Trail and lived recently at Sunshine Lodge.
Members are invited to a meeting of the Travel Club on Friday, June 24 at the Library at 1:30 pm. Come along a find out about future trips.
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