BMO Donates $100,000 to Support Coaldale Community with New Recreation Centre


Donations to Coaldale STRONG! Capital Campaign ensures Coaldale’s new multi-use recreation centre is fully stocked with equipment required to facilitate full programming upon opening in spring 2024


Thanks to a generous $100,000 donation from BMO, the Coaldale STRONG! Capital Campaign is getting closer to reaching its goal to generate $1 million in philanthropic support of Coaldale’s new multi-use recreation centre.

”BMO is proud to start off the New Year with this donation in support of Coaldale’s new recreation centre,” said Shikha Tewathia, Regional Vice President, Personal Banking (Alberta South Market), BMO Bank of Montreal. “BMO’s Purpose is to Boldly Grow the Good and this includes helping to build stronger communities for a thriving economy.”

Once operational, Coaldale’s new recreation centre will stand as a centrepiece for recreation, sports, and special events in Southern Alberta and a hub for the local community. Programming will draw participation of all ages form toddles to seniors through activities that will directly contribute to Coaldale’s economic prosperity and improved quality of life of its citizens.

“We’re tremendously grateful to BMO for their gift to the capital campaign,” said Coaldale Mayor Jack Van Rijn. “Donations from generous donors like BMO will make sure we can hit the ground running as soon as the facility opens and offer full programming to the community. Their remarkable generosity will have a lasting impact on our community.”

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Photographed from left to right: Bill Chapman, Coaldale Town Councilor; Russ Tanner, Director of Recreation and Community Services; Ron McKenzie, Coaldale Branch Manager; Shikha Tewathia, Personal Banking Regional Vice President; Jason McGonigal, Commercial Banking Team Leader; Jack Van Rijn, Coaldale Mayor; Jordan Sailer, Coaldale Town Councilor; Dale Pickering, Coaldale Town Councilor; Tony Diep, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager; Lisa Reis, Coaldale Town Councilor.