Above photo: Parkland Manor’s oldest resident, Fred Harrison, helped Denis Beesley cut the congratulatory cake at the announcement.

On May 21st, the Governments of Canada and Alberta announced funding for the expansion of Parkland Manor in Rimbey. The funding is part of the Investment in Affordable Housing 2011-2014 Agreement between the Governments of Canada and Alberta.

The Honourable Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin, along with Greg Weadick, Minister of Municipal Affairs made the announcement at the lodge to a full room of residents, families, and staff. As Blaine Calkins said, “These units will be more than just safe and affordable places to live. They will be key to a better life for the residents who will call them home.”

Paul McLauchlin, Board Chair for Rimoka Housing Foundation, and Rick Pankiw, Mayor of Rimbey, also joined Denis Beesley, President & CEO of The Bethany Group for the announcement.

“We are excited about this announcement and the positive impact it will have for the region. This project has been a long time in the making and the Rimoka Housing Foundation is thrilled that we can now focus on the best future for our residents. We look forward to working with government and our stakeholders to renew our lodge spaces in Rimbey that will ultimately give our residents a better quality of life and continue to be a great community asset for the next generation of seniors,” said Paul McLauchlin, Board Chair for Rimoka Housing Foundation.

The Bethany Group is excited about this announcement and will keep staff, residents, and families apprised of developments as the project moves forward.

Please see the CMHC website for more information.