President Pat Roach and Vice-President Collin Georget from the Rotary Club of Stettler presented $10,000 on May 23rd, to Clearview Board Chair Greg Hayden, Town of Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls and County of Stettler Reeve Larry Clarke for the Stettler Community Recreation Track.
The donation was provided as a shared sponsorship from both the Stettler Rotary Club and the Stettler Youth Interact Club.
The Stettler Youth Interact Club is a Rotary-sponsored youth club at Wm. E. Hay SSC who recently fundraised for community dollars at the Stettler Trade Fair in April.
The total project cost to renew the community track is projected to be $425,000, with a combined current financial commitment by the three local governments and service clubs so far of $370,000.
Members of the organizing committee are reaching out to our communities, businesses and service groups for help to generate the remaining supports needed.
Donations like this bring us one step closer to reaching the financial goal.
The running track in Stettler is a legacy from the 1991 Alberta Summer Games. Originally expected to last 15 years, the current age of the track is approximately double the life it was expected to have.
Due to the current condition of the track surface, the rubberized material has deteriorated significantly and is unlikely to withstand another year.
Without the collaboration and financial support of the three local governments, Stettler would have experienced a loss of the rubber surface on the track and a loss of the ability for the community and students to enjoy an excellent community asset.
With a renewed track surface, Stettler will be able to once again host track and field tournaments, including the opportunity to bring in people that may be interested in living in Stettler and the great surrounding communities.
All members of our communities (and students) will be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle on a high-quality rubberized running and walking surface for over the next 20 years, if not longer.
As the resurfacing project is being planned for the summer or fall of 2019, any groups, individuals, or companies interested in helping to support this initiative and helping to create a lasting benefit for the Town of Stettler and County of Stettler, please contact Peter Neale (associate superintendent – Clearview) at 403-742-3331 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any financial help is appreciated, and charitable donation receipts are available for donations at or over $25.
Corporate or service group sponsorship opportunities are available and will be considered on an individual basis (see http://bit.ly/CSDTrack for sponsorship opportunities).