Brook­field in­vests $3.5M in new YMCA

Se­ton fA­Cil­ity feA­tures twin Are­nAs, theAtre, gym­nA­si­ums And puB­liC li­BrAry

Calgary Herald - - CITY + REGION - RYAN RUMBOLT RRum­bolt@post­media.com Twit­ter: @RCRum­bolt

The name of a state-of-the-art south­east recre­ation cen­tre was re­vealed Fri­day as the Brook­field Res­i­den­tial YMCA at Se­ton. Brook­field Res­i­den­tial has in­vested $3.5 mil­lion in this YMCA, which was built by the City of Cal­gary and will pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for participation in a wide range of fit­ness, learn­ing, leisure and recre­ation ac­tiv­i­ties.

This is a “trans­for­ma­tional gift to life in ser­vice of Cal­gar­i­ans, par­tic­u­larly in the south­east,” said Shan­non Do­ram, pres­i­dent and CEO of YMCA Cal­gary.

In ad­di­tion to the nam­ing spon­sor­ship, Brook­field is giv­ing a nod to its 60th year of oper­a­tions by sub­si­diz­ing YMCA mem­ber­ships for 60 chil­dren for one year.

“We be­lieve if we can make a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the well-be­ing of com­mu­nity mem­bers, it will ben­e­fit fu­ture gen­er­a­tions and in turn will ben­e­fit the com­mu­ni­ties we build,” said Trent Ed­wards, COO for Brook­field Res­i­den­tial Al­berta.

The 330,000-square-foot fa­cil­ity, ex­pected to open in Jan­uary, will fea­ture twin are­nas, a theatre and arts stu­dio, a li­censed day­care, yoga stu­dio and fit­ness cen­tre, a 10-lane com­pe­ti­tion pool, both com­pet­i­tive and fam­ily-fo­cused aquat­ics and three gym­na­si­ums. In ad­di­tion, the fa­cil­ity will house a full-scale Cal­gary Pub­lic Li­brary.

On Satur­day, Brook­field Res­i­den­tial is spon­sor­ing a fall fes­ti­val to cel­e­brate the com­mu­nity of Se­ton and the new YMCA. A chance to win a one-year YMCA mem­ber­ship along with a show home scav­enger hunt will be fea­tured ac­tiv­i­ties. Join the hunt at ei­ther 19470 - 37 Street S.E. or 22 Se­ton Manor S.E. Visit www.ym­ca­cal­gary.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

LEAH HENNEL

Brook­field Res­i­den­tial CEO Trent Ed­wards, left and YMCA Cal­gary pres­i­dent and CEO Shan­non Do­ram were at the nam­ing of the new fa­cil­ity — Brook­field Res­i­den­tial YMCA, — at Se­ton on Fri­day.

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