THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE VALLEY LODGE MODERNIZATION PROJECT A HUGE SUCCESS!
Check out the Living Well Capital Campaign video to learn more about the Valley Lodge Modernization Project!
The Valley Lodge is critical infrastructure in the Town of Vermilion. In rural Alberta, safe, affordable, and comfortable seniors’ housing within the community is essential for those who can no longer manage in their own homes. The Lodge keeps families together. It ensures seniors are well cared for, and provides those who might otherwise be isolated, with activities, recreational opportunities, and a sense of community.
Originally built in 1960, the smallest rooms are 150 sq. ft. and no longer fit the Government of Alberta’s standards. Viewing seniors’ housing as residences rather than medical facilities empowers seniors while honouring them and respecting them. It gives them the ability to live in places where they can continue to experience joy and thrive, while ensuring they are safe and their medical, social, physical and nutritional needs are met. A modernized Lodge will allow the seniors of today and tomorrow to not just live in the lodge, but to live well.
The total project cost is currently estimated at $14.1M. The federal and provincial governments have committed to $10.1M. The remaining funds required will be realized through fundraising and debenture financing. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation does not exist to make a profit; rather they work tirelessly to provide residents with an affordable housing solution. All funds raised will help to lower the amount of financing required which in turn ensures residents costs remain as affordable as possible.
Construction is well underway, please see our Construction Updates page for more information on the building progress.
The Living Well Capital Campaign ended on March 31, 2018, and we are so proud of the sucess of the campaign! Thanks to this amazing community, and particularly the businesses that really stepped up their support, we raised $1,578,733.00, surpassing our goal of $1.5 million. A huge thank you to everyone who helped us get here, and for generously looking out for the well-being of our seniors and community. Your support is sincerely appreciated.
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Donor Appreciation Event
June 21, 2018 On June 21, 2018, we hosted an evening of celebration for all of the generous supporters of the Living Well Capital Campaign. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped us surpass our goal of $1.5 million, reaching a grand total of...
THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY CLOSET SOCIETY OF VERMILION
March 25, 2018 The Community Closet Society recently donated $20,000 to the VDHF Capital Campaign. President Rose Hardy stated that the Board chose the lodge because it is a needed facility in the community. "The society gladly donates to the Capital Campaign because...
THANK YOU EVEREST TRUCKING LTD.
March 12, 2018 Everest Trucking Ltd., a long time Vermilion business and community supporter, has contributed $10,000 to the Capital Campaign. "My Grandma lives at the lodge and it is great. We are fortunate to have a nice place for them to call home and we are...
THANK YOU TO VERMILION CHRYSLER
March 11, 2018 While only being part of the community for a few years, Wes Campbell, Owner of Vermilion Chrysler, was glad to donate $10,000 to the VDHF Capital Campaign. A project like upgrading seniors' housing is "something that Vermilion Chrysler supports and is...
THANK YOU TO WESTERN FINANCIAL GROUP
February 21, 2018 Showing their appreciation to the community and support for our area seniors, the Western Communities Foundation is pleased to contribute $5,000 to the Vermilion & District Housing Foundation Capital Campaign. The Vermilion branch of...