The total cost is estimated to be about $162,000, of which $81,550 has been raised already: $1,550 in community fundraisers, $35,000 from the Legacy Oil and Gas Community Association, $35,000 from the Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund Grant Program and $10,000 allotted from the Longview Active Community Strategy. The Society applied for the Alberta Culture and Tourism’s Community Facility Enhancement Program and are waiting to hear back but they have enough to proceed with Phase I.
The funding for the entire project will go towards the pathway design, construction, materials, labour, benches, garbage and smoking receptacles, dog bag stations, historical signage and glow-in-the-dark pebbles for visibility in the darker areas.
Chris Jennings of Stantec was selected as the landscape architect. Stantec designed Calgary’s River Walk. This group is donating an additional $5000 in services as well.
The whole project is expected to take two summers to complete as it will be moving in phases dependent on funding. Many volunteers will be called on to help out throughout with open houses scheduled to keep residents informed.
More information can be found on the ARC Society website.