Spruce View Park : Pocket Neighbourhood

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May 30, 2018
Village of Champion announces
‘pocket home’ subdivision
— Two-bedroom homes on full-serviced lots from the low $200,000s
The Village of Champion, (75 km northwest of Lethbridge and 150 km southeast of Calgary)
today announced a unique subdivision of small ‘pocket’ homes to meet the changing housing
needs of the community.
While still very new in Alberta, a ‘pocket’ neighbourhood is a planned community of smaller
residences around a common greenspace that promotes a close-knit community.
Champion’s new Spruce View Park development in the heart of the village will accommodate
five, two-bedroom houses on a one-third acre property with mature trees. The architecturally
controlled subdivision will offer five different housing choices — ranging from 1,107 sq. ft. to
1,164 sq. ft. — from a single builder.
Each house will include an individual parking pad (a garage can be built at anytime) and face a
common greenspace maintained by the Village of Champion.
The new houses, including lots, will be priced in the low $200,000s, making this development
— and Champion — very desirable.
“Champion is a gem of a community with many amenities so we decided to re-invent ways for
people to enjoy a small village,” says Champion Mayor Jamie Smith. “We anticipate these new
homes will also be very appealing to folks in Lethbridge and Calgary who want a getaway
property that is very affordable, easily accessible and extremely peaceful.”
The Village of Champion (pop. 300) is a debt-free, history-rich community at the junction of
Highway 23 and Highway 529. Champion is just 15 minutes from Little Bow Provincial Park, a
man-made reservoir noted for recreational boating and fishing.

Canada 150 – July 1 – Schedule

Canada Day – July 1st Schedule

June 30, 2017
Friday evening                 Lawn Mower Races Tune up sessions
Friday 9:00 pm               Craig Sport’s Bar Live Band and Beer Gardens

July 1st 2017
Saturday 7:30 am            5K Fun Walk and run – participants meet at 7:15 at the school
Saturday All Day              Slo Pitch Drop In Baseball
Saturday All Day              Horseshoe Pits available at the Champion Campground
Saturday All Day              Craig Sport’s Bar Live Band and Beer Gardens
Saturday 8 to 10:00 am  Fire Department Breakfast by donation at the Champion Hall
Saturday 10:30 am          Pool Building Official Opening (MLA David Schneider) with cupcakes and games for children
Saturday 10:45 am          Champion Tree Nursery Official Opening
Saturday 11 to 4:00 pm  Show and Shine
Saturday All Day              Pop Up Vendors
Saturday 11 to 2:00 pm  Hot Dog Vendor
Saturday 2:00 pm           Lawnmower Races
Saturday 2 to 5:00 pm   Drop in Kids activities at School
Saturday 5:00 pm           Beef on a Bun provided by Lions Club at Champion Hall
Saturday 7:00 pm           Kids Movie at the school

Canada 150 Grant Approval

The Village of Champion was the recipient of a Canada 150 grant through the Lethbridge Community Foundation. We will use some of the funds for a special surprise for the first 300 attendees to our July 1st celebrations. Stay Tuned for details.

Deputy Mayor of the Village of Champion, Trevor Wagenvoort, accepts a Canada 150 Grant from Community Foundation President, Geri Hecker

Big Turnout for Public Consultation

An estimated crowd of 100 citizens came out to the municipal viability review.  This was the most municipal affairs has had at one of these events.

For those that didn’t get an exit survey sheet or information sheets we have them at the office.  We also have additional copies of the Spring Community Update or you can download a copy here!