Renovation Corner–November 03, 2013

Renovation Corner #’s

As we prepare to close the file on the renovations here are some numbers you might find interesting:

10    The number of years we have been studying what to do with our ageing buildings.

3     The number of years the Building Renewal Action Group (BRAG) has been meeting to plan and  coordinate the renovation of our church buildings.

9     The number of BRAG members who have carried out the project.

4.5   The estimated cost (in millions of dollars) of the original vision for the renovation of our church buildings.

1.1    The budget (in millions of dollars) for our renovations based on a feasibility study of what the congregation could actually afford.

1.75   The actual cost (in millions of dollars) by the end of the project.

350    The amount (in thousands of dollars) of public monies received, including both federal and provincial grants.

30     The amount (in thousands of dollars) of church monies received, including from the Diocese of Calgary and the Anglican Foundation.

1.3    The amount (in millions of dollars) received through the gifts, pledges and bequests of church members and friends.

112   The amount (in thousands of dollars) of outstanding pledges due to be collected in 2014 and 2015.

100   The amount (in thousands of dollars) of bridge financing required to cover the outstanding pledges.

0     The amount of any long-term mortgage of building loans relating to the renovation.

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