Call of a Special General Meeting About League Hall

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Call of a Special General Meeting About League Hall

Call of Special General Meeting

Thursday, June 29, 2017 

7 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 9907 114 Street

The Oliver Community League Board is calling a Special General Meeting (SGM) to inform league and community members of the condition of the current hall, and to begin the process of looking to the future for meeting the community’s needs with a new facility. Due to the state of the current hall, the Board has looked into the costs associated with maintaining, repairing, or demolishing the current hall, and the Board has moved to support demolition of the current facility.  This SGM is intended to solicit community input and provide background for our membership on the hall’s condition and the options we have moving forward.

As you may know, our League struck a Hall Redevelopment Committee (HRC) in 2016. The Committee was assigned with developing a plan for the hall in the long-term, with a view to a new hall build in the coming years.

One of the first tasks was to determine what condition the hall was currently in. Therefore, a Building Condition Assessment and Hazardous Materials Assessment were completed in the fall of 2016 by Stantec Inc.

Those assessments determined a great deal about the current condition of the hall, including the fact that there were hazardous materials in the exterior hall stucco. A decision was made by the Oliver Community League Board of Directors, on the recommendation of the HRC, to remove the stucco and re-side the hall.

After a formal Request for Proposals process, Boald Construction was hired to complete the project. The project began in April 2017 and the hazardous material was abated and removed from the hall site. Unfortunately and unexpectedly, the removal of the hall’s stucco siding resulted in the exposure of significant rotting of the walls on the north, west, east sides of the building, and to a lesser degree, the south side. The Board of Directors requested a structural engineer visit the hall, gain an understanding of the situation, and compile a report for review.

The League will be hosting a Special General Meeting to present these findings and request community feedback on Thursday, June 29.


  1. I had heard that the City may be demolishing the Oliver Arena. Instead of demolishing the arena too, could the arena be redeveloped into a hall and library as it will have great access to the future LRT.

  2. Tim says:

    I think it is important to ask the Board what position they are taking on the land swap idea. It makes no sense, when we are on a parcel of land that has two other facilities that need redevelopment (pool and arena) to swap for piece of land to keep shade off of a garden. Don’t get me wrong here. I love the garden and think there should be more of them. However, it is a matter of scale. Oliver needs a major facilities upgrade, the land is currently there in the existing parcel. It won’t be if the swap takes place.

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