The story of the Bold Center began in 2003. It started with a concept of a recreational multiplex. Next, a series of reviews, formal studies, focus group discussions, and public meetings were held across the County to determine the most effective way to meet the recreational needs of Lac La Biche County. The development of the multiplex became the most viable solution.
On March 2, 2009, the County held a plebiscite asking residents if they supported a borrowing bylaw to authorize the County to borrow up to $48 million for the purpose of building the multiplex. Over 70 per cent of residents voted in favour, and the building started to take shape shortly after the County received community support to move forward.
While it was projected that $2 million would be fundraised to help pay for the facility, strong community, industry, and business support nearly doubled fundraising efforts. As a result, the majority of the venues within the multiplex carry the names of sponsoring companies, including the facility’s name, the Bold Center.
On January 11, 2010, it became official. The Lac La Biche Recreation Multiplex received an official name, thanks to fundraising efforts and the commitment of the naming contributor’s support for the community recreation facility. BOLD Developments Inc. stepped up to the plate and committed $1.3 million toward the multiplex. In return, the facility will carry BOLD’s name for 15 years.
We now look forward to paving a future of health and wellness across the Lac La Biche County region. We hope you join us and continue to build the story over the coming months and years.
At one point the Bold Center was just an idea. But with the help of our generous donors we have turned our idea into reality. Our success was dependent on the help from these key individuals, businesses and organizations who saw the potential in the Bold Center and helping make Lac La Biche County a healthier place. We would like to thank the following donors:
Bold Developments Inc.
Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
NEC Contractors Ltd. & CRC Open Camp & Catering Ltd.
Frank Nashim (Calnash Trucking Ltd.)
Lac La Biche Sobeys
Heart Lake First Nation
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Cala Environment Safety and Wellness Inc.
Servus Credit Union Ltd.
Architecture | Arndt Tkalcic Bengert
Ramada Lac La Biche
Community Futures Lac La Biche
Lac La Biche Post
Associated Medical Clinic
The Print Shop
Lac La Biche Glass & Mirror
Alberta Central Airways Ltd.
Chedkor Contracting Ltd.
A&T Construction Since 1962
Northern Alberta Lake Properties Ltd.
Chewdoruk Trucking Ltd.
Marczak True Value
Lac La Biche Sporting Goods
R&R Creative Interiors
Lac La Biche & District Natural Gas Co-op
Edcon Power Tongs
Sapphire Auto Inc.
Aquality Environmental Ltd. (Jay White)
Tarrabain Motor Products Ltd.
Stewart Sales and Rentals
KFC Lac La Biche
Twintel Communications Ltd.
Dr. W. Cummings Optometrist
Re/Max Lac La Biche Realty
L.L.B. Modern Wears Ltd.
Lakeland Vitality Centre Chiropractic Massage Health Food Store
Paul-Light Electric Ltd.
A M Construction
Lac La Biche Equipment Rentals Ltd.
Bill’s Burger Baron
Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement
Brock White Construction Materials (Edmonton)
Re/Max Charlyn Moore
Enbridge Pipelines Inc
Access Pipeline Inc
The Stitchin Man