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COUNT DOWN TO OPENING DAY WITH GREAT LOCAL PRODUCTS

Local businesses are participating in the countdown to the opening of Cochrane’s new aquatic, curling and multisport centre by offering unique products.

Starting June 1, local businesses will introduce special products or services in support of Rock the Waves, with a portion of proceeds going to the fundraising campaign.

The countdown runs until the new facility officially opens.

Many local businesses have special items planned:

There are also non-food businesses participating:

More are being added all the time. Participating businesses will also be identified by a window poster at their locations.

Any Cochrane business can participate; contact Rebecka Freels at rebecka.freels@cochrane.ca or 403-851-2576.

Rock the Waves’ campaign goal is to raise $10.6 million in the community in contributions and sponsorships

TOWN HOSTS BIGGEST POOL PARTY OF THE YEAR MAY 8

April 28, 2015 – The May 8 celebration includes entertainment, music from the Cochrane Pipe Band, VIP guests, hot dogs, treats, great Rock the Waves keepsakes and the results of the mayor’s fundraising challenge.

“We’re thrilled to see the fencing up and work starting on this project,” says Brooker. “This new facility will be a huge benefit for Cochrane and area families, and enhance life for everyone who lives or visits Cochrane.”

Mayor Brooker issued a challenge on March 26 to community groups and individuals to raise the most money over the next month or so.

“Rock the Waves has an ambitious fundraising goal to meet,” says Mayor Brooker. “We know our local community groups, sports teams and other non-profits are excited to contribute and have their contributions celebrated.”

The May 8 celebration take place on the soccer field on the south side of Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre and starts at 3pm. The party brings together the local groups who will use the new facility, major sponsors and community contributors, representatives from government funders and Town officials and staff.

The construction means changes to access and parking at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre. Updates and live webcam feeds can be found on www.cochrane.ca/construction.


Rock the Waves community fundraising campaign goal is to raise $10.6 million in contributions and sponsorships. Contribution information is on RocktheWaves.ca, as well as partner information, details on the project in general and a timeline.
Total capital budget for the new facility is $45 million, with funding coming from Provincial Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) grants, Rocky View County contribution, Federal Gas Tax Fund and developer Community Enhancement fees.

Anticipated opening of the new facility is spring 2017.

Updates and live webcam feeds

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MAYOR ISSUES COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

Since Rock the Waves launched last April, nearly $4.5million has been raised for Cochrane’s new aquatic and curling/multi-sport centre. Cochrane Mayor Ivan Brooker wants to add another $100,000 by April 30.

Mayor Brooker issued the challenge during the construction kick-off for the facility today.

“We know this is ambitious,” says Mayor Brooker. “Our community fundraising goal of $10.6 million is ambitious, too. But if every person in town contributed $275, we’d get there.”

Brooker says he also wants to show federal and provincial funders the community’s enthusiasm and commitment to the project. “We’ve been talking about and planning this facility for nearly 10 years,” he says. “When we show the construction site to our federal and provincial supporters, it’s also an opportunity for the community to show how excited they are about this project.”

“We are working together as a community to get this done,” says Mayor Brooker. “And in less than two years, we’ll all be able to enjoy this great new facility.”

A community event is scheduled for May 8 to celebrate progress on construction and announce the results of the mayor’s challenge. “I’m excited to see the results,” says Brooker.
“The development and business community in Cochrane have come forward with some great support so far, which we’re thrilled about. I also know some people were waiting until construction actually started – that’s what we’re here to show today.”

The community celebration Friday May 8 includes federal, provincial and local officials, special guests, activities and fun for the whole family.

The mayor’s challenge is open to everyone: individuals, families, groups of friends or work colleagues, corporate and community groups, sports teams and non-profit organizations.

“Rock the Waves has an ambitious fundraising goal,” says Mayor Brooker. “I know we can reach it if we work together as a community.”

The Rock the Waves’ goal is $10.6 million in community contributions and sponsorships.

Total capital budget for the new facility is $45 million, with funding coming from Provincial Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) grants, Rocky View County, Federal Gas Tax Fund and developer Community Enhancement fees.

Anticipated opening of the new facility is spring 2017.

Information and contribution forms can be found on RocktheWaves.ca, as well as partner information, details on the project in general and a timeline.

LAVITA LAND INC NAMES THE “FIRESIDE FITNESS CENTRE” WITH $750,000 CONTRIBUTION

LaVita Land Inc dove into Rock the Waves as a name sponsor for part of Cochrane’s new Aquatic and Curling/Multi-sport Centre.

A cheque for $750,000 was presented at tonight’s Council meeting in Cochrane to name the fitness centre portion of the new facility the “Fireside Fitness Centre.”

With this generous gift, total contributions have reached $4,403,849.

Cochrane Mayor Ivan Brooker welcomes the latest facility sponsor. “LaVita Land Inc already does so much for our community,” he says, “this sponsorship of the Fireside Fitness Centre shows their continuing commitment to Cochrane all its current and future residents.”

SPRAY LAKE SAWMILLS CONTRIBUTES $500,000 TO ROCK THE WAVES

A local company is making a large contribution to Rock the Waves. Spray Lake Sawmills presented a cheque for $500,000 to Mayor Ivan Brooker.

Barry Mjolsness, president of Spray Lake Sawmills is proud to support the project. “This  donation continues our long-standing commitment to the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre,” he says. “This is an exciting time for Cochrane. The addition of the pool, hot water therapy and curling rink/multi-sport centre are great complements to an already first-class facility and will benefit our community and the region for years to come.”

Cochrane Mayor Ivan Brooker is excited to see support grow in the community. “This keeps us moving closer to this excellent facility for Cochrane,” he says. “I’m excited that Spray Lake Sawmills is part of the Rock the Waves family.”

Rock the Waves’ campaign goal is $10.6 million in community contributions and sponsorships.

More information and contribution forms can be found on RocktheWaves.ca, as well as partner information, details on the project in general and a timeline. Groundbreaking for the new facility is scheduled for spring 2015.

Spray Lake Sawmills contribution

Barry Mjolsness (far left), President of Spray Lake Sawmills and the Executive Team present the donation to Cochrane Mayor Ivan Brooker (far right).

PBA LAND DEVELOPMENT NAMES THE “PHILLIPS CURLING CENTRE” WITH $1.35 MILLION CONTRIBUTION

PBA Land Development, in partnership with Philco Farms, has jumped into Rock the Waves as a name sponsor for part of Cochrane’s new Aquatic and Curling/Multi-sport Centre.

A cheque for $1.35 million was presented at tonight’s Council meeting in Cochrane to name the curling/multi-sport portion of the new facility the “Phillips Curling Centre.”

The Phillips family is proud to support this community initiative. “We have been an active part of the Cochrane community since we purchased this 545-acre parcel of land over 40 years ago,” says Patricia Phillips, CEO of PBA Land Development.. “This sponsorship demonstrates the way we live our mission statement: exceeding the ordinary, integrating the past with the future, and making a difference. The Phillips family intends to develop a legacy community at Southbow Landing, reflecting the energy, enthusiasm and community values that make Cochrane one of the best places to raise a family in Alberta.”

Cochrane Mayor Ivan Brooker welcomes the new facility sponsor. “PBA Land Development has been a great supporter of the community for many years,” he says. “This sponsorship of the new Phillips Curling Centre shows a deep commitment to the future of our community and will help families and residents continue to enjoy all that we have to offer.”

Rock the Waves’ campaign goal is $10.6 million in community contributions and sponsorships.

More information and contribution forms can be found on RocktheWaves.ca, as well as partner information, details on the project in general and a timeline. Groundbreaking for the new facility is scheduled for spring 2015.

JAYMAN IS NAME SPONSOR OF NEW AQUATIC CENTRE

April 14, 2014 — Jayman is on board with Cochrane’s new aquatic and curling centre as the name sponsor for the aquatic portion of the facility.

The facility will be called the Jayman Aquatic Centre.

Jayman has a long history of dedication and support of community causes. Jayman has been building homes in Cochrane for many years, including Riversong, Riveria and Sunset Ridge.

Rock the Waves’ fundraising campaign for Cochrane’s new aquatic and curling centre launched today. The campaign goal is $10.6 million.

The aquatic portion of the new facility includes a lap pool, leisure pool, wave pool and hot tub.

Total capital budget for the new aquatic and curling centre is $45 million.

Information and contribution forms for the fundraising campaign can be found on RocktheWaves.ca, as well as partner information, details on the project in general and a timeline.

FIRST COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS HELP LAUNCH ROCK THE WAVES

April 14, 2014 — The community is quickly jumping into Rock the Waves, the fundraising campaign for the aquatic and curling centre.

Three major contributors presented cheques at Monday’s Council meeting when the campaign was launched.

Team Taro Foundation: $20,000
Team Taro is a local fundraising group that started in 2009 to help  support Taro Okada and his family when the teen was diagnosed with leukemia at 16. The group now fundraises for a wide variety of local causes.

Shell Jumping Pound Gas Plant: $150,000
Shell Canada has operated the Jumping Pound gas plant west of Cochrane since 1951 and have been enthusiastic community supporters for many years.

Mayor Ivan Brooker: $1,000
Mayor Brooker was elected in October 2013 after two previous (though not consecutive) terms on Council. In his 34 years as a Cochrane resident, Mayor Brooker has always been passionately committed to local issues.

Rock the Waves’ campaign goal is to raise $10.6 million in contributions and sponsorships for the new aquatic and curling centre.

Mayor Brooker is challenging all Cochrane residents to contribute. “This new aquatic and curling centre has been on the Town’s wish list for many years,” he says. “If we all want it to happen, it’s up to all of us to contribute and make that dream come true.”

Total capital budget for the new aquatic and curling centre is $45 million.

Information and contribution forms for the fundraising campaign can be found on RocktheWaves.ca, as well as partner information, details on the project in general and a timeline.

Cochrane Starts to Rock the Waves with New Fundraising Campaign

April 14, 2014 — Cochranites can now Rock the Waves! Rock the Waves, the fundraising campaign for the aquatic and curling centre, was launched at tonight’s Council meeting in Cochrane.

The campaign goal is to raise $10.6 million dollars in the community in contributions and sponsorships.

Cochrane Mayor Ivan Brooker is thrilled to get moving on this important new community facility. “We’ve talked to many people who are eager for this project to move ahead,” he says. “With this plan for fundraising in place, we now have a great way for the community to get involved and help keep things moving forward.”

Suzanne Gaida, Senior Manager of Community Services and the project lead says this is the right time for this phase of the project. “We’ve been working on increasingly detailed plans for a new aquatic and curling centre for over seven years now,” she says. “All that work had to be in place for the fundraising to be successful.”

Total capital budget for the new aquatic and curling centre is $45 million. Funding sources include:

  • Town’s contribution (funded from Provincial MSI grants and land sales) $21.2 million
  • Rocky View County contribution $2.2 million
  • Provincial/federal grants $6 million
  • Developer Community Enhancement Fees $5 million
  • Fundraising and sponsorship (Rock the Waves) $10.6 million

Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Cochrane Curling Club and the Cochrane and District Warm Water Therapy Pool Society are all partners in the fundraising campaign.

Information and contribution forms on the fundraising campaign can be found on RocktheWaves.ca, as well as partner information, details on the project in general and a timeline.