Posted by Pieter Taljaard
The Rotary Club of Airdrie has contributed to this project over the past 15 years, and presented another cheque of $2500 today towards the construction of the pending new stage of the Rotary Challenger Park development.
The Calgary Rotary Challenger Park was started in the late 1990s by the Rotary Club of Calgary, supported by clubs in District 5630, in and around Calgary. The Park is a barrier free meeting and recreational facility that is accessible to all people regardless of their age or ability.  But it is more than that!  It is a model of community inclusiveness where persons with disabilities can play next to and with their able-bodied peers. You can read and see much more on
The management of the club pursues three basic principles, namely access for all, contributing to society and the community, and financial independence. In the past year, more than 100,000 people benefitted from this facility, of which 30% was those with some disability. Financially the Park is able to raise their own funds, no longer reliant on the founders of the Park.
A next development stage is planned and the new Phase 4 addition to the Park is an ambitious $32 million activity and office building that will allow for more consistent Park use and provide office space at a discounted rate to the Park’s partner organizations.