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Coaldale Co-educational Recreation Center Construction 'On Track'

Building a communal school and recreation center in Caldale, Alta. About a year after the project broke ground, construction is well underway.

The mixed-use recreation center portion of the building will include a variety of sports, recreation and event spaces, and the grade 7-12 school is expected to accommodate more than 800 students.

According to Russ Tanner, head of recreation and community services, the crew is working north to south, starting with the assembly of the high school side.

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"It's going very well," he said. "I'm very excited to have the whole facility open and working." It's the result of a partnership with the Palliser School District.

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The department received funding for schools as part of the Alberta government's 2021 budget, with a total of 14 $1.6 billion was outlined for capital projects of

About 60 construction workers are currently on site as the season continues.

Tanner admitted that budgets for the recreation center portion of town had to be adjusted to accommodate rising supply costs.

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” helped move the project forward.

"The community is clearly excited about this project as the fundraising is on track," added Tanner.

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"This is a big project. It was done in the town of Caldale at a facility of this size (maximum

The building is scheduled to open in the spring of 2024 and will educationally replace the current 60-year-old Kate Andrews High School.

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