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Capital Project History

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1960
Camp He Ho Ha is born. Imperial Oil donated trailers to be used for sleeping accommodations and a dining room. Construction of a Medical Centre donated by the Muttart Foundation is started.

1963
Construction of an outdoor swimming pool donated by the ACT (Edmonton) Club.

1966
Construction of buildings (sleeping accommodations) for campers donated by the ACT (Edmonton) Club.

1968
Construction of a Recreation Hall and Dining Hall donated by the ACT (Edmonton) Club, South Edmonton Kiwanis Club and ACT (Red Deer) Club.

1973
Construction of a Chapel funded by the Masonic Fraternity of Alberta, Wardens & Deacons.

1980
Arts and Crafts Centre and Camp Office built funded by the ACT (Edmonton) Club.

1983
Camp He Ho Ha Indoor Pool Complex is built with donations from the South Edmonton Kiwanis Club, ACT (Edmonton) Club, Lions District 37G, Winspear Foundation, CFRN-TV, Royal Canadian Legions, McDonald’s Restaurants, Clifford E. Lee Foundation, City of Edmonton Police and public donations through the Teleramas.

1985
The “Sunwapta Wing” (includes hostels, hotel rooms and meeting rooms) constructed with Donations from CFRN-TV, Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton, Lions District 37B Clubs, Edmonton Police Association, Royal Canadian Legions, Edmonettes, Royal Canadian Mounted Police “K” Division, Gray Beverages, Mayfield Inn, and public donations through Teleramas.

1987
The “ACT (Edmonton) Club Wing” (includes hostels, hotel rooms and meeting room) is constructed with donations from the NACCF, ACT (Edmonton) Club, the South Edmonton Kiwanis Club, Molson’s, Eco Medical, Esso Petroleum of Canada, The Brick, Edmonton Police Association, Army, Navy & Air Force Veteran’s Branch #3, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Edmonton Ford and Mercury Dealers Association, and numerous donations through Teleramas.

1987
The “South Edmonton Kiwanis Wing” (includes hostels, hotel rooms and meeting room) is built with donations from the ACT (Edmonton) Club, Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton, CFRN-TV, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation, Canada Safeway, Royal Canadian legion – Kingsway Branch, Edmonton Police Association, Edmonton Northlands, and numerous donations through Teleramas.

1987
Beckett Out-tripping Site and Trail is built with a donation from The Clifford and Mabel Beckett Foundation.

1988
The “Living Unit Wing” (includes hostels and meeting room) is constructed with donations from NACCF, ACT (Edmonton) Club, Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton, Royal Alexandra Hospital Employees, Sunwapta Broadcasting, Eco Medical, Edmonton Police Association, Aldritt Development Ltd., Mayfield Inn, Army Navy and Air Force Veterans #3, Edmonton Northlands, and numerous donations through Telerama.

1991
The Friendship II Wheelchair Accessible Observation and Play Structure is built with donations from the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities of Canada.

1991
Purchase of a Cube Van is made with a donation from the Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton.

1992
Purchase of a wheelchair-accessible Van complete with Wheelchair Lift made possible through a donation from the Edmonton Eskimos and Edmonton Oilers “Carnival of Champions.”

1992
Purchase of a maintenance Dump Truck made possible through a donation from the Edmonton Eskimos and Edmonton Oilers “Carnival of Champions.”

1995
Gazebo built with funds provided by the Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton.

1996
18-Hole Mini-Golf Course constructed with funding by the Westmount Lions Club.

1996
The Summit – a three-sided 40’ climbing wall, high ropes course and wheelchair-accessible low ropes course funded with donations from the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities of Canada, TransAlta Utilities, and the NACCF and the Alberta Sports, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

2000
Purchase of a Wheelchair Accessible Bus funded by the Wild Rose Foundation and the ACT (Edmonton) Club.

2001
Bates Point Building: a wheelchair-accessible washroom facility located adjacent to our climbing wall and ropes course is constructed. Construction funded by Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP), ACT Edmonton Club, Westmount Lions Club. Cost: $85,000

2001
Royal Purple Lodge No. 22 and BPOE Elks No. 11 provided funding to build two wheelchair-accessible tents at Bates Point.

2002
“Raising the Roof” Capital Re-Roofing Project with funding provided by the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP), Edmonton Community Foundation, Robert Tegler Trust, V & S Roofing, and the Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton. Cost: $250,000.

 2004
Capital Residing and Playground Resurfacing Project funded by the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP), Tire Recycling Management Association, Edmonton Realtor’s Charitable Foundation, Playworks, ACT (Edmonton), Alberta Treasury Branch, V & S Roofing, Kiwanis Club Downtown, and ACT Edmonton South. Cost: $260,000.

2005
Camp He Ho Ha Adapted Playground Project funded by the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4241, Tire Recycling Alberta, Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP), Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada, and Playworks Inc.

2006
Kitchen Flooring is updated with funding supplied by the Edmonton Realtors’ Charitable Foundation. Dining Room Flooring is updated with funding supplied by the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4241 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4241 (Ladies Auxiliary).

2007
Automatic Door Opener Project (Exterior): Funding provided by the Edmonton Realtors Charitable Foundation, Community Initiatives Program, Westmount Lions and Lions Zone B.

2008
New Maintenance Shop constructed for $584,000. Funding was provided by the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) ($257,000) and the Nickle Family Foundation (Calgary) ($10,000). The remainder of the funds came from Camp’s Reserve Fund. Dedication: August 10, 2008.

2009
Security Project completed with funds from St. Andrew’s United Church Thrift Shop and the Tegler Trust. Cost: $24,000.

2011
Construction of a new adapted Friendship II play structure made possible with funding from Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) and the Grandview Community League. Cost: $45,000

2012
Construction of a new on-site Sewage Treatment Plant. Funding received from the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP), Recreational Infrastructure Canada, REALTORS® Community Foundation, Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation, and St. Andrew’s United Church Thrift Shop. Cost: $700,000

2012
Purchase of a new passenger van made possible with funding assistance from the Robert Tegler Trust ($10,000).

2013
Infrastructure Project including Re-flooring of all cabins, installing a new water filtration system, replacing water heaters in the kitchen, replacing concrete sidewalks, replacing asphalt sidewalks, replacing black dirt pad, demolishing the old garage and build a new garage, replacing existing archery shed, new side door with door opener on the Recreation Hall, and new electronic signage and funder signage. Estimated cost: $420,000. Funders: Community Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF) ($176,000), Fraternal Order of Eagles ($8,000), Realtors Charitable Foundation ($10,000), Community Facility Enhancement Program ($180,000) and President’s Choice Children’s Charity ($40,000).

2013
Purchase new Cube Van with funding provided by Kiwanis Club of Edmonton and Denny Andrews Ford.

2014
Purchase a new Honda 8-passenger van. Funding provided by Alliance Pipeline.

2014
Repair and replacement of Flooring in the Aquatic/ Pool building. Funding provided by Community Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF). Cost: $83,000

2015
Upgrade of Facility Sidewalks. Funding provided by the Community Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF) in the amount of $64,000.

2016
Upgrades to on-site living units funded by a Private donor and the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) for a total of $850,000.

2016
Upgrade to shower flooring in the Pool facility, generously funded by the Edmonton Community Foundation ($34,000).

2017
Acquired a Gator Utility vehicle for use around Camp courtesy of the Edmonton Community Foundation ($11,500).

2017
Purchased a golf cart for use by summer camp staff and leaders. Made possible with funding from Royal Purple Edmonton #22 ($9000).

2017
Upgraded accessible Toilet Stalls throughout the Facility supported by the REALTORS® Community Foundation.

2017
New wifi tower installation for improved internet access for rental guests, campers, and staff. Cost: $5,500.

2019
Received funding from EQUS REA Ltd. ($3,200), Union 52 Benevolent Society ($6,200), and St. Andrew’s United Church Thrift Shop ($13,000) to supply our cabins with portable privacy screens.

2019
Upgraded Waterfront/Chapel/Bates Point/Westhaven Sidewalks and pathways with generous financial support from the REALTORS® Community Foundation ($8000), Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) ($125,000), and the Chwelos DeBelser Family Foundation ($125,000).

2020
Purchased a new Golf cart for use by on-site nurses and donor visits courtesy of the REALTORS® Community Foundation ($11,000)

2020
Refurbishment of the Friendship II play structure with funding from Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation. Cost: $5,200 

2020
Funding from Kiwanis Club of Edmonton, Kiwanis Club of South Edmonton, and ACT/UCT #1016 was used to purchase a new transportation Cube Van.

2020
Replaced the maintenance dump truck and hydraulic lift dump box with funding from the Stollery Charitable Foundation ($47,400) and Edmonton Community Foundation (Eldon & Anne Foote Community Foundation) ($25,300).