Calgary Sun article, "Developer Pitches in at Bearspaw Arena"
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On top of beautiful open spaces and majestic views of the mountains, Bearspaw will soon be home to a multi-use sports facility.
The Bearspaw-Glendale Community Association announced on March 17 the $750,000 pledge for a future sports facility from Macdonald Development Corporation, developer of Watermark at Bearspaw.
Watermark will be a distinctive, fully-serviced community within Bearspaw.
“We are very grateful to Macdonald Development Corporation and Watermark at Bearspaw for their tremendous support of the new sports complex and the Bearspaw community as a whole,” says Jens Lipper, board chair of the Bearspaw-Glendale Community Association.
“Their $750,000 pledge will inspire many others to support the outstanding new facility as proposed by the Bearspaw-Glendale Community Association.”
The Bearspaw Polar Arena will include a regulation-sized concrete surface that can be iced for hockey and easily converted to turf for other sports such as soccer and lacrosse.
The project will begin late this spring or early in the summer.
In spirit of the St. Patrick’s Day event, green beer was available, while several key ‘green’ features will be used in the construction of the future sports complex.
“Throughout the entire planning process, we have been very mindful of what leading edge technologies can be used to ensure this sports complex is as environmentally friendly as possible,” Lipper says.
“Not only will we be providing a much-needed sports facility for the area, we will also be setting an excellent example of environmental sustainability for the community by minimizing our environmental footprint.”
Ice shavings collected from the surface of the rink will be dumped into a heated melting pit, where the water will be filtered and stored with storm water for firewater storage, ice resurfacing and domestic water usage. Spectators at the ice rink will also enjoy the comfort of heated bleachers through the use of solar panel technology, which will also heat domestic water and provide hydronic heat to the facility.
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More luscious communities are also opening up more space for development.
A community filled with sparkling canals and lakes, Genesis Land hosted their pregrand opening VIP spring event, introducing their new Phase 9 of Bayside in Airdrie on March 16.
“Bayside 9 represents a more upscale opportunity for the home buyer who wants to be closer to the water,” says Genesis Land’s Andrew Lemessurier.
Bayside in Airdrie is a community with maritime-inspired style, developed around a water lifestyle and featuring more than six kilometres of canals and two lakes, with many outdoor activities offering family fun.