The city of Abbotsford and Trans Mountain announced the opening of the new Ledgeview Golf Course clubhouse on Wednesday (Sept. 29).
The new clubhouse is a result of a Community Benefit Agreement signed in 2016 for an investment of $1.3 million from Trans Mountain towards the revitalization of the city-owned Ledgeview Golf Course.
Ground was officially broken on the site back in October 2019, the same year the project was finalized by city council with a total budget of $6.8 million, $2.1 million of which came from insurance proceeds of the 2016 fire that destroyed the original clubhouse.
The project had met some delays due to uncertainty around the construction of the pipeline.
A large part of the revitalization of the Ledgeview Golf Course included a new clubhouse. The clubhouse allows Ledgeview to host national competitions at the already recognized golf course, to host charitable organizations and events to raise money, and to host weddings and special occasions.
The new Ledgeview clubhouse will partner with Joseph Richard Group.
The new clubhouse will also feature a 225-seat banquet room as well as a large outdoor seating area that overlooks the golf course.
“We are pleased to support the revitalization of the amenities at Ledgeview Golf Course, which will be an asset to the people of Abbotsford,” stated Ian Anderson, President and CEO, Trans Mountain Corporation in a press release. “We are thankful for the City of Abbotsford’s support of our commitment to provide lasting benefits to its community.”
Ledgeview’s Travis Oddy stated it is a big step in the history of Ledgeview.
“The Ledgeview Golf Club Society, our members, staff and the many golfers who frequent our facility each year are so grateful for the strong partnerships that exist between our society, the City of Abbotsford and Trans Mountain,” he stated. “With the tragic fire that burned our clubhouse down in April 2016 now behind us, we are approaching the 60th anniversary of our Society and are so thrilled to be entering the new era of our great club in a brand-new clubhouse. Our golf club is so rich with history, we look forward to adding to it while building on the longstanding relationships we have with our community partners.”
The new Clubhouse in #Abbotsford was opened today – a partnership between @TransMtn @City_Abbotsford and @LedgeviewGolf. Looking forward to food services provided by @wearejrg (JRG). #golf @MayorHenryBraun @PatriciaDRoss @SandyBlue55 @HonEdFast @BruceBanman @FraserVN @AbbyNews pic.twitter.com/JgltuEW9nl
— Dave Loewen (@DaveFLoewen) September 29, 2021