Check out the Whitecapper advertisement in the Anchor and you will see a very comprehensive list of activities supported by our seniors’ community group. They also provide lunch and learns on a variety of interesting topics. The executive group is always looking for and implementing new programs that will be of interest to seniors. This group is a very strong advocate for the seniors in our community.
Along with advocating for seniors they provide a great place to gather and enjoy activities and spend time with friends and family.
A quick peak back in The Whitecappers history.
• In 1980 land held by the Chestermere Community Association was transferred to Rocky View County for $1.
• The Recreation Center is owned by RockyView County (RVC) and the Chestermere Regional Community Association (CRCA) leases the facility from them.
• In 1985 the White cappers were incorporated and began meeting in a designated room in the Recreation Center.
• In 1999 the Whitecappers had out grown the room and planned to build their own facility.
• In 1999 the Whitecappers decided to work with the Recreation Expansion Project team to build a facility within the Recreation Center.
• The Whitecappers contributed to the building funds they had created to develop a designated room within the Recreation Center .
• The Whitecappers investments were:
• $200,000 for lease hold improvements for a senior facility.
• $150,000 to the recreation building fund.
• 2007 the Whitecappers signed the existing sublease agreement.
Some of the current Whitecappers sublease terms.
• 10 year lease with an additional 10 years.
• Rent of $1,055 to be paid monthly.
• Whitecappers will pay their fair share of operating costs.
• Rent was reviewed and adjusted annually if required.
• Rent was paid for 10 years without being contested or adjusted.
• October 2017 the Whitecappers requested to extent their lease for 10 years.
Current sub-lease terms presented.
• Currently the two parties have not been able to reach an agreement.
• January 2018 four options were presented by the CRCA to the Whitecappers:
1. Increase rent to $2,000 / month.
2. Increase rent to $1,265 / month and Whitecappers must buy a CRCA annual membership.
3. Increase rent based on Statcan inflation rates and allow CRCA to rent out the Whitecapper facility.
4. Vacate the premises
• All options include a 60 day notice at anytime without cause.
The Whitecappers’ Center may be forced to relocated shortly. Lets negotiate fairly, respectively and show support for the seniors in our community.
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