Blackfalds field house fundraising gets over halfway to target

With a sizable donation from Servus Credit Union, the Blackfalds Field House Society is more than halfway to their fundraising target.

With a sizable donation from Servus Credit Union, the Blackfalds Field House Society is more than halfway to their fundraising target.

Servus recently contributed $50,000 to the effort, which will put equipment into the three-storey, 60,000-square-foot facility. The building is set for a spring 2014 completion.

“Servus Credit Union and its employees have and continue to be great community supporters in Blackfalds,” said Carol Simpson, Blackfalds Field House Society president.

“Their commitment to their community shines through with not only their financial support, but their actions as volunteers at local events and their desire to be part of the community. We are very pleased to partner with such a well known and well liked organization.”

In total, more than $400,000 has been raised to purchase equipment for the new facility. Coming into the fundraising campaign, the goal was $750,000.

“The field house will be a wonderful gathering place and will enhance the community life and well-being in Blackfalds,” said Garth Warner, Servus Credit Union president and CEO.

In honour of the contribution, a room on the second level of the recreational facility will be named the Servus Credit Union Program Room.

Construction on the building began in August and will feature an outdoor leisure pool and a junior Olympic tank. The site is located at 4500 Womacks Rd., just north of the Iron Ridge Junior Campus.

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