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EDF Outdoor Recreation Centre Outfitting 2023-2024

The DCA is working to outfit the newly constructed EDF Outdoor Recreation Centre with furnishings and sporting equipment

Purpose:  to outfit the EDF Outdoor Recreation Centre with furnishings and sporting equipment so it can be utilized to its fullest potential by community members.  The DCA wants to offer a variety of options for all seasons so the space is versatile and meets the needs of a broad range of patrons.

Sporting Equipment to include: 

1. Basketball hoops (2)

2. Pickle Ball Nets (2)

3. Tether Ball (2)

4. Hockey Nets (2)

5. Line Tape (sub-zero grade)

Furnishings to Include:

1. Tables (to seat up to 200 at events)

2. Chairs

3. Portable Stage

4. Podium

5. Speakers/Mic

6. Projector & Screen

7. Drink dispensers

8. Fridge

9. Freezer


11. Picnic Tables



1.  Fundraising - grants, corporate sponsors, community fundraising events

2.  Purchase & Install

Equipment and Furniture the DCA is fundraising for:


General Court Lay-out and Site Plan:


Timeline / Project Updates:

August 15, 2022 - March 1, 2023 - Quotes received for furniture, sporting equipment, installation, and sundry items

March 10, 2023 - Cypress County advised they will be putting 2 permanent bathrooms into the facility, site visit for location occurred.

April 3, 2023 - Cypress County Recreation Board Grant Application Submitted

May 17, 2023 -  2 bathroom units arrived on site, Industrial Backhoes began excavation for in-ground tank

May 17, 2023 -  Elite Electrical hooked up bathroom units (lights and fans)

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May 19, 2023 - Cypress County approved $27,800 capital recreation grant funding to cover tables & chairs, hockey nets, pickleball nets, line marking, and the cold storage container

May 26, 2023 - Construction of the EDF Outdoor Recreation Centre completed

June 1, 2023 - 40' storage container ordered

July 17th, 2023 - Industrial Backhoe finished running water line to tank area, leveled and tamped pad for sea can on south side of Skate Shack.

July 21, 2023 - 40' Sea can was delivered to site and put in place to store sporting equipment and furniture


July 31, 2023 - 20 x 5' round tables, 20 x 8' rectangle tables, and 60 chairs were ordered from Uline.

August 2, 2023 - Fridge and freezer ordered from Home Depot

August 8, 2023 - Freezer arrived from Home Depot

August 14, 2023 - Tables and chairs delivered from Uline.  A group of 7 volunteers unboxed and loaded everything into storage on one of the hottest days of the year - 35 degrees!


August 19, 2023 - Fridge arrived from Home Depot (was damaged upon arrival and returned for refund)

August 29, 2023 - Hockey nets and pickleball nets purchased from Source for Sports

September 6, 2023 - DCA Board of Directors voted to hold off additional spending until Spring 2024, as the 2024 Rec Grant is a matching grant, and we need the remaining funds on hand to be able to apply for enough funds to proceed with the basketball court.

January 23, 2024 - Large up-right cooler purchased from Chef Supplies.

February 22, 2024 - Upright cooler was delivered to the skate shack.


May 27, 2024 - Met with Loren from Elite Electrical, Trevor from Sabre Security, and Troy from Al's Audio at the rink to coordinate the installation of 3 additional cameras and a speaker system at the rink.  Work is scheduled to start the week of June 3-7.

May 22, 2024 Basketball hoops were installed at the EDF Outdoor Recreation Centre.  Ray Lamont, Lash Phillips, Robert Cody Girling, and Jeff Drescher volunteered to dig the holes, and Cody also donated the use of his skid steer to help raise the poles.

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May 24, 2024 - Cypress County approved $14,985.72 capital recreation grant funding to match the DCA's funding raised to cover basketball hoops and the new dugouts.

If you have questions about this project, please contact us via email at

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