An Update from the Building Renewal Action Group
Well, suddenly things are moving very fast toward the renovation of our church buildings! Members of BRAG have made an application and a presentation to CADA (Calgary Arts Development Association). The application is for $795,000 toward the creation of “incubation” art space, that is, public space that allows new and smaller arts groups to rehearse, perform, and run their organizations. Our application was well received and we will find out on March 16, 2012, if CADA will forward our application directly to City Council.
Other applications have gone out for a Federal Enabling Accessibility Grant, a Provincial Community Facilities Enhancement Program grant, and matching grants from the Anglican Foundation and the Anglican Diocese of Calgary.
Meanwhile, four sub-groups of BRAG are fanning out to obtain estimates for furniture and fixtures for the renovated church space. These include: the chairs to replace the pews; new AV equipment; organ upgrades; and ecclesiastical furnishings (a new altar and hangings).