Abbotsford – Ground has been broken on the new clubhouse facility at the Ledgeview Golf and Country Club Society (LGCCS).
Joined by the board of directors of LGCCS, Mayor Henry Braun officially broke ground on the new 2-storey Ledgeview Clubhouse and community facility. Construction will officially begin this November and the new Clubhouse will feature a 225 seat banquet facility and a large outdoor seating area/deck that will overlook the golf course and provide stunning west facing views of the course and mountains.
Finalizing the Ledgeview Golf Course was a 2019 Council Strategic Priority. The total proposed project budget for the construction is $6.8 million, including $2.1 million in insurance proceeds from the previous building, with a future contribution of approximately $3.1 million from the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
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Almost one year ago, Abbotsford Council decided to delay the start of the Ledgeview Golf Course clubhouse replacement project pending further information about the timing of the community benefits funding. In 2016, the City signed a community benefits agreement with then project owner Kinder Morgan Canada for funds to offset the disruption caused by the project. The funds were earmarked to be used by the City to assist in supporting the construction of a new clubhouse and restaurant at the Ledgeview Golf Course, adding a much needed upgrade to the facility.
In 2016, the City signed a community benefits agreement with then project owner Kinder Morgan Canada for funds to offset the disruption caused by the project. The funds were earmarked to be used by the City to assist in supporting the construction of a new clubhouse and restaurant at the Ledgeview Golf Course, adding a much needed upgrade to the facility.
The existing clubhouse was destroyed by fire in 2016, resulting in an insurance claim being filed by the City. The insurance funds alongside the TMEP community benefits funds are being collectively applied to fund the building of a new clubhouse facility and banquet centre.
“The City of Abbotsford, is extremely pleased to be proceeding with the new clubhouse project with Ledgeview Golf and Country Club Society. The new conference and banquet center will provide more opportunities for Abbotsford to host world-class events in our community” said Mayor Henry Braun
“The clubhouse reconstruction project represents the beginning of a new chapter in the 57-year history of Ledgeview. I am excited for Abbotsford residents, our charitable partners, and golfers young and old. The new facility will allow us to better serve the needs of this community. Whether it is businesses looking for a place to hold a meeting, charities looking for a place to host a fundraiser, retirees looking for recreation, or junior golfers looking to fulfill their PGA tour dreams as others before them have done; all of Abbotsford benefits from this great announcement.” – Chris Gaudet – President, Ledgeview Golf and Country Club Society.