The Martensville Community Recreation Project (MCRP) has been working tirelessly for the past five years and through that time, they have raised more than $365,000 to go towards a new multi-purpose recreation facility for the residents of Martensville and the surrounding area.
A big project taking place this year is the MCRP Community House Build. This fundraiser is based on generous donations of material and labour from over 50 local people and companies. An 1800 sq. ft. home, which is located on the corner of 4th Street South and MacCormack Road, will be sold once completed with the funds raised from the sale going towards the new recreation facility fund. The home is set to be completed by spring of next year and then will be put on the market. “Once sold, there is significant potential profit given as we have successfully secured 70% of the costs through in-kind donations. Thank you to our supportive community,” the MCRP stated in an update.
“Following the pouring of the basement walls by Geransky Bros. Construction, framing began. With Chad Olmstead Construction and Pride Contracting leading the charge with some helping hands along the way, the walls and roof quickly went up. Shortly thereafter, the footings for the oversized garage were poured and the walls and roof were again quick to follow,” Matt Hale of the MCRP explained.
Since then, the building has been shingled, exterior windows and doors have been installed, plumbing and electrical rough-ins have been completed, stairs have been delivered and installed and the insulation and vapor barrier have been installed. Last week, the installation of the exterior package, complete with siding, soffits, fascia and all other trims was completed and Hale stated that they are anticipating the drywall to be delivered and installed soon. Natural gas and electrical services will be done this week. “The home is well on its way to completion and we are currently right on our projected scheduled. The hope and expectation is to have a bit more of the interior work completed over the next 6 weeks or so, which would give any new perspective owner a better visual of what to expect in the finished product,” Hale added.
A full list of vendors that participated in this project is located onsite. “We continue to see a lot of excitement and interest from vendors and contractors from Martensville, Warman, Saskatoon & other surrounding areas. The support has been unbelievable, to say the least,” Hale stated.
More information about the MCRP can be found at www.mcrp.ca, and donations can be made through their website as well, with charitable tax receipts available. Regular updates can be found on the Martensville Community Recreation Project Facebook page.