All Hands on Deck

We are closing in on one full year with our new hall in Strathearn, and without a doubt it has been a great addition to our community. As you might remember reading in past communications, we borrowed some funds to bring the building to its current state of completion. We put in place a straightforward and achievable plan to pay off this modest debt through ongoing donations, hall rental fees and future casino revenues. Our plan to build and pay for our community hall is working thanks to your support.

The master plan for our hall included the construction of a deck, to be built on the north edge of our hall facing Silver Heights Park and our rink. To make the deck functional, the hall exterior was fitted with audio connections for microphones and speakers for our next outdoor community event. An exterior gas connection was installed to fuel our brand new six burner Weber BBQ when we cook hot dogs and hamburgers in the summers to come, and in winter, access to the rink will be made safer and easier with this deck in place.

During hall construction, Strathearn Building Society was promised a donation for the complete material and labour cost of this deck. Unfortunately, this donation has fallen through. In partnership with the Strathearn Community League, we want to get the deck added to the hall in 2019. To get this deck professionally built and code-approved, we need to raise $20,000.

We need your donation to get this project activated as soon as possible. As an incentive, the Strathearn Building Society as a registered charity can issue tax receipts for all gifts towards our community hall. Your donation of $1000 will bring us closer to our goal, and you’ll receive a tax receipt that in most cases will reduce your after tax cost to just $500.

So “All hands on deck!”. We need to hear from you if you’re able to get behind this project. If you have not given to the hall, this is your chance to get your name added to our donor wall. If you have already given, please consider adding $500 or $1000 to help us get the deck built. Please email us at for more details and for questions on how you can support this project. Cheques made payable to Strathearn Building Society can be mailed to PO Box 68064, 162 Bonnie Doon Mall, Edmonton Ab T6C 4N6.

Marshall McAlister

President – Strathearn Building Society.