our wonderful sponsors
Lafarge is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada. The company is bringing its expertise, products and employee volunteer time to the project to help build a better Edmonton.
The EFCL is a proud supporter of the Edmonton Heritage Association, one of Canada's largest multicultural festivals, and welcomes the support of the association with the 100th project.
How you can get involved
(L-R) EFCL staffer, Nora Begoray, Matt Sloan and Jennifer Jones from Urban Systems, along with EFCL board member, Rob Agostinis discuss the 100th project on site at Hawrelak Park.
As a not-for-profit association, the EFCL operates on a very tight budget, and like its leagues, depends on volunteer efforts, sponsorship and donations - especially when it comes to big projects. At a cost of $3.15 million, the 100th Anniversary Project is by far the largest project ever taken on by the EFCL, but it is a project that we believe in. To quote American author and politician, Bruce Barton, "Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe."
At the May, 2012 EFCL AGM, leagues voted in favour of contributing $2,000 each over a five year period. This provided a financial base with which to begin. With this base in place, the 100 team has begun the work of raising the rest of the money in earnest - no small task.
Currently,we have five generous benefactors - the City of Edmonton, Lafarge, the Alberta Government, the Canadian Governement and the Heritage Festival Foundation. While each has committed a significant contribution, there's defintely room for more community-minded corporations and philanthropists to get on board. If you feel that this project might be something you or your company would interested in, please send Nora an email for more information on how you can get involved.
But what if you are not a big company, nor a philanthropist?
Community leagues are grass-roots organizations, and grass-roots organizations are built by individuals who feel passionate about something. The history of both community leagues and the EFCL was built by passionate people coming together to create something positive for their communities. That same spirit lives today with every person who buys a membership and every person who volunteers for their community league.