A recent update was provided to Lakeside members on future plans for the golf course development. Despite clear and overwhelming opposition to the re-zoning and development of the recreational land.
"“It’s always our intent to continue to engage, in good faith, to look for potential opportunities that would benefit Chestermere while maintaining a championship golf course.”
Another year at the Chestermere Country Fair for the Preservation Society. We witnessed an abundance of support from the community as we made our way along the parade route.
Society continues to advocate for the preservation of the local Chestermere golf course recreation land.
Synergy Connects Sept 27th 2021
All Candidates Forum
A growing number of residents in Chestermere have shown support in opposition to the proposed development of the golf course. The community is sending a clear message that they do not want the land rezoned to allow for development.
The Chestermere Anchor
May 24th 2021
A Chestermere resident submitted an offer to purchase the Lakeside Golf Club. He is interested in restoring the club, building the course, and building the restaurant for all Chestermere residents to enjoy.
5 local residents and business owners have put forth an offer to buy the golf course from current ownership in order to preserve the landmark and continue running it as a golf course for all residents and tourists to enjoy.
Check out the latest update here at The Chestermere Anchor
Five long-time residents of Chestermere, Alta., are making a bid to buy the Lakeside Greens Golf Course in the hopes of keeping it open and running rather than bulldozed and redeveloped.
"We as a group would like to offer the LG Partnership group a certain amount [confidential] for the ownership of the Lakeside Golf Club. This would include all lands, buildings and equipment that are currently owned under Lakeside Golf Club and the LG Limited Partnership.
A group of five Chestermere residents is proposing to purchase Lakeside Golf Club, in an effort to prevent the course from being redeveloped into a residential neighbourhood. Alan Stiff, the owner of KC Seals Inc.
The Residents are successful business owners and golfers, some with a golf management background as well.
Chestermere Lakeside Greens Resident who offered to buy the golf course and save it from rezoning and development got a ”Hell Yeah” from @CJAY 92
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Chestermere residents had their first opportunities to hear a development company’s early ideas for a proposed residential and retail development on the city’s local golf course on March 9 and 11.
Airdrie Today, March 12th 2021
A representative from the preservation society stated “We do believe the golf course can be economically viable and we don’t believe failure to run a successful business should compel the City to rezone,” she said. “The business has made several choices over the years that have led to where they are.”
March 8 2021
A Letter to the Editor - By Jim Moir.
“The population of Chestermere has increased over ten times to now 22,000 + residents. What are the three main recreation facilities today? The same three as in 1997 – the golf course, the lake and Chestermere recreation facility – no swimming pool, no tennis courts. Granted, there have been additions to bike paths, etc., but to lose the Lakeside Greens golf course would be a major blow to the major recreation facilities available and one less amenity to attract people to our city. - Jim Moir
A letter to the Chestermere Anchor by Ken Prusky.
Why the course is an asset to the community and that keeping the golf course is in the city's best interest.
The Chestermere Anchor
Developer Peter Paauw of Slokker Homes states during his interview that those who are interested in playing golf, they are choosing better-designed courses.
"(Lakeside) was built in the mid-'90s, truly as almost a farmer field golf course. It's not the nicest golf course to play, it's not the nicest golf course to live alongside. There's a lot of golf balls that go over fences and [are] hitting houses," said Paauw.
Should the project representatives submit an application to redevelop the golf course, which we fully expect to happen at some point in 2021, rest assured that all required steps will be followed. The developers will have to follow processes and applications will need to be complete. Residents will have ample opportunity to be part of the formal public consultation, engagement, and Public Hearing process. City council will have all of the important information before them to make an informed decision.
- Bernie Morton
We are incredibly encouraged by the update and statement issued by City of Chestermere CAO Bernie Morton on January 29th. It is clear that the City hears us, they are with us and they take this process very seriously.
The City of Chestermere's Chief Administrative Officer, Bernie Morton, released a statement on Jan. 29 regarding resident disapproval and process regarding a developer's attempt to redevelop Lakeside Greens Golf Course into a residential community.
Feb 8, 2021 4:00 PM By: Jordan Stricker
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The society states that having our golf course is as vital to living in the community as the lake is. Whether you are living on the golf course, or if you just golf there the overwhelming sentiment is that Chestermerians want to keep the golf course.
- The Chestermere Anchor
December 7th 2020
“We’ve had an overwhelming, supportive outreach of people in support of our cause, there’s absolutely no appetite for the development".
- The Chestermere Anchor
January 18th 2021
“We’ve heard anecdotally that a lot of newcomers have joined the sport, especially now that school is done we’re going to see an increase in juniors too. We think the trend is going to continue,” said Helmer.
“Golf has seen a pretty big lift and it’s emerged as the sport of the summer.”
- Adam Helmer, senior director of golf services for Golf Canada.
"According to GSS data, golf has been the most popular sport among sport participants in Canada since 1998".
Heritage, Canadian. "Sport participation 2010." Ottawa (ON): Canadian Heritage (2013).
City of Chestermere (Sept, 2020)
"The lands are designated for parks and open use space in the Municipal Development Plan . . . Any proposal to redevelop lands in a way that is different from their current designated land use would require significant changes to local laws".
- Bernie Morton
Chief Administrative Officer
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