REDCLIFF, AB — The Riverview Golf Club will be once again asking the Town of Redcliff for assistance, presenting a plan to show the viability of the club going forward during a town council meeting next week.
The meeting, which takes place on Monday, will see the new board presenting its five-year plan for the course.
“We’ve been pursuing as much information as we can to go back to the town with a presentation that we feel will benefit the town, benefit the club, and hopefully make golf viable again in Redcliff,” said Bill Duncan, one of the board members of Riverview Golf Club.
In October, the club held a pair of emergency meetings, in which they informed members they had amassed more than $400,000 in short-term debt. Two previous meetings with town council, where board members asked for assistance from the town, were voted down by council.
Since the meetings, a committee was formed to help save the club, and a new board was elected. Members have been gauging interest from people in the community on whether they would consider purchasing a membership for the 2019 golf season. Duncan says roughly 150 people have expressed interest so far.
“I think that kind of support shows that Redcliff is a very viable community, with a very viable, kind of a home town, small town feel, and they want to support the local club,” he said.
Duncan says he’s hopeful the plan the board has come up with will lead to the golf course returning for the 2019 season.
“It’s like the social fabric of a community,” he said. “Without things like schools, churches, skating rinks and golf courses, you don’t have a community. You have a suburb, you have a small town that has no heart. I think this town has a lot of heart.”
Members of the club are expected to show up at the meeting, which gets underway at 7 p.m.
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