We’re in the process of finally building the home of the PGA of Alberta.
The house that was on the property we own has been bulldozed and we’re getting ready to build the house that will be the new home of the association at 517 23rd Avenue in Northwest Calgary.
This has been in the works for about eight years and it’s what our staff needs for starters. I give full marks to our executive director Phil Berube. I don’t know how many properties he looked at in the process.
We want to make it more than an office. It’s going to house the history of the PGA of Alberta, as well.
Our goal is to have boardrooms that encase our history and memorabilia. It’s going to be a place where our members will be proud to take owners, boards and family.
It’s also about being part of the community. We’re in the Mount Pleasant area of Calgary instead of hidden away in a business park. Community is part of who we are as an association.
When I first joined the association, our office was in the basement of our former executive director Dave Mayes. Since then, we’ve bounced around to different places and now we finally have a home.
Obtaining that home is something you say, `As we grow, this is something we’ll do.’ You keep growing and putting your money into programs and tournaments and education, all things that are very important, but we kept the new home kitty growing over the years.
Like all the other investments, the new home of the PGA of Alberta will be a source of pride for members.