On Saturday, April 29, the Martensville Community Recreation Project (MCRP) presented the City of Martensville with a $1,475,000 cheque at the group’s annual Hockey Draft fundraiser. The money is in addition to the group’s previous donations of $150,000 in 2018 and $75,000 in 2019. The funds are to be put on reserve for the city’s new multipurpose recreation facility.
“The members of the MCRP are very passionate about this project. It’s been amazing watching our community grow and rally behind the new recreation facility over the last number of years,” says Jesse Reis, Chairman of the MCRP. “This cheque is not just a testament to our great group of volunteers, but it’s also representative of the resiliency of our community. Raising over $1.4M in the last two years during the pandemic is an unbelievable accomplishment and we couldn’t be more proud to present this money to the City of Martensville.”
The money raised by the MCRP was a combined effort of multiple fundraisers including an 80’s Cabaret, the annual Party on the Pond weekend in the spring, the annual 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament in the fall, and a Community House Build that entailed resurrecting a 1806 square-foot home on the corner of 4th Street South and MacCormack Road.
“We’re not just building a recreation facility; we’re building a legacy that we’ll be able to see our children and even our grandchildren enjoy for years to come,” comments Reis. “That’s really exciting for us, to be able to contribute to future generations of athletes in our community.”
Martensville’s future multipurpose recreation facility is planned to be the anchor attraction at Trilogy Ranch, a new major 680-acre residential and commercial development located just west of Highway 12 and bordering the City’s current west boundary. For more information, visit mcrp.ca.