We were so close to the finish line
The drinking fountain is built. That’s correct. It’s fabricated, and the plumber was testing it last week. Theoretically, if this were August instead of October, we’d be announcing the date of the grand opening celebration.
instead, somewhat sadly, we announcing that our wonderful partner, Heavy Industries, is crating the pieces to store over the winter so it can be installed when the ground thaws in Spring, 2020.
We tried so hard
- The professional Project Manager will redo the Plan Assist schedule for the final tasks and circulate it.
- Our Parks Department liaison is shepherding the contracts through The City Solicitor’s office for signatures.
- The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association has started a process of convening a committee to plan an opening celebration.
Huge thanks to all who made the drinking fountain in Riley Park possible
W4R’s organizing committee – Michelle Vincent, Kerry Harmer, Sally Truss, Jocelyn Kabatoff, and Natalie Bach, among others – appreciates advice from: IBI Group, Ron Buchan and Michelle Reid of City of Calgary Parks Department, councillor Druh Farrell, Julie Black of The Calgary Foundation, The Parks Foundation of Calgary, Gena Rotstein of Place2Give Foundation, Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association staff.
Our business friends who donated so much in time and funding and other supports: Framed on Fifth, Sunnyside Natural Market, Nulli Identity Management, and Heavy Industries.
We are especially grateful to many individual donors, and corporate donors such as The Calgary Foundation, Alberta Tourism, NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT, and Spray Group for generous financial support.
We invite everyone to participate as a volunteer, fundraiser, donor, sponsor, or any other role. Call 403 862 1923 and leave your contact information.See our story in a video http://www.waterforriley.org/2018/07/acad-w4r-video/