Phase One: Sod Turning Ceremony at the Deane House
850 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, T2G 0S2
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 11:00 am
The Fort Calgary Master Plan creates a vision for the redevelopment of Calgary’s birthplace and celebration of Calgary’s early history. The plan outlines a physical and cultural transformation that positions the Fort in the rapidly changing communities of East Village and Inglewood.
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, the developer charged with delivering the infrastructure improvement program for Calgary’s Rivers District including East Village, has delivered (or is delivering) a variety of construction programs which directly benefit the Fort Calgary Master Plan. These construction programs include: RiverWalk (Phase lll), Elbow River Traverse, 6th Street Edges Program and the Stormwater Retention System.
Fort Calgary is very pleased to invite you to a sod turning on October 30th 2013 at 11:00 am that marks the beginning of Fort Calgary’s commitment to the plan. Phase One of the Fort Calgary Master Plan and the beginning of this very exciting “Make History” transformation include:
1. A full rehabilitation of the Deane House. The Deane House is the only remaining original North West Mounted Police building. Built in 1906, Captain Richard Burton Deane was the last serving Superintendent of Fort Calgary.
2. Restoration of the Hunt House – originally part of the Hudson’s Bay Company post on this site and built in 1876, the Hunt House is Calgary’s oldest building in its original location.
3. Extensive park development along the east side of the Elbow River. The park will integrate the Deane House and the Hunt House to the new Elbow River Bridge.
Representatives from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal government, Fort Calgary and Harry Sanders, Calgary’s first historian laureate will be part of the sod-turning ceremony.
For further information please contact:
President & CEO