News » Shane Homes contributes $225,000 to Airdrie's East Lake Recreation and Wellness Centre

Shane Homes started building in the city of Airdrie in early 2006 in the SW community of Morningside, followed in the early spring by the NW community of King’s Heights. Not one to drag their heels, Shane Homes demonstrated their long-term commitment to the city of Airdrie by donating $225,000 to the Airdrie Regional Recreation Enhancement Society (ARRES).

“We’re elated to have Shane Homes invest in Airdrie, and the community is extremely appreciative of this major long-term partnership,” explains Peter Brown, fund development manager for ARRES. “The City of Airdrie will utilize Shane’s investment to help fund the construction of a multi-purpose facility that will include two indoor soccer fields, an indoor running track and a world-class gymnastics facility, which will greatly enhance the quality of life for many of our citizens for years to come.”

Since Shane’s inception in 1979, their philosophy has been to reinvest back into the communities in which they build homes. “Since before we even started building in Airdrie we have been looking for an opportunity to help as well as give back to the community. We will be building there for a number of years and this opportunity completely supports our philosophy to support causes promoting health, wellness and education. The recreation centre couldn’t be more perfect,” says Shane Wenzel, senior vice-president of sales and marketing.

Shane Homes commitment to reinvesting back in the communities where they build is also evident with their support of the Springbank Park for All Seasons and Westside Rec Centre in SW Calgary, Panorama Hills Recreation Centre in NW Calgary, Okotoks Recreation Centre in Okotoks, and a library in Chestermere. They have also helped raise over $18 million dollars for the Alberta Children’s Hospital and support a number of other causes.