Kinsmen donate to Blackfalds field house

A donation from the Red Deer Kinsmen puts a six-digit boost into fundraising for a new field house in Blackfalds.

A donation from the Red Deer Kinsmen puts a six-digit boost into fundraising for a new field house in Blackfalds.

Earlier this week, the Kinsmen Club of Red Deer announced that it will provide $100,000 for indoor playground equipment at the facility, which is being built by the Town of Blackfalds.

Alongside the town’s commitment to servicing the site and building the facility, the Blackfalds Field House Society has committed to raising $750,000 for the project, said its president, Carol Simpson.

With the Kinsmen’s contribution, the Field House Society has now raised about $300,000.

Myles Peake, past president of the Red Deer Kinsmen, said communities like Penhold and Blackfalds supply services to city residents while a number of Kinsmen who live in those communities provide time and effort to Red Deer projects such as the Dream Home Lottery.

Therefore, the Kinsmen has provided its support to the Blackfalds Field House in the same spirit with which it helped fund the Penhold Multiplex. “The Kinsmen Club of Red Deer saw this as a viable and much needed project for the community of Blackfalds,” said Peake.

The Field House, now in the design phase, will be built at the west side of Blackfalds.