Memorial Centre Preservation
- The Memorial Centre was built in 1951 in memory of those who lost their lives in World War 1 and World War II.
- It is the largest performing arts facility in Red Deer with more than 700 seats.
- The facility is owned by The City of Red Deer and operated by Central Alberta Theatre.
- The facility plays host to a wide variety of artists and events, both local and international.
A facility assessment was completed in 2015 and the report identified building code issues and components requiring immediate major renovations, including mechanical equipment, roofing and building envelope and hazardous materials abatement.
The City will work with both Central Alberta Theatre as well as the Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society so that the disruptions to their operations are minimized. The majority of the work will occur during the summer months in 2016.
Budget Requirements, Council Decision Points and Funding Sources
On day two of the 2016 capital budget debate on November 25, Council approved a multi-year project totaling $2,181,000 with funding through the capital project reserve and tax supported debt. The breakdown is as follows: