The new lodge is almost ready for occupancy, but needs a name. Name the lodge contest is now underway. Treena Mielke Photo

Name the lodge contest now underway

Name new lodge and win 150 Rimbey bucks

The brand new state of the art seniors’ lodge in Rimbey will soon be open and ready for occupancy.

There is, however, still one thing missing.

The lodge needs a name.

And that is where the community comes in.

Mayor Rick Pankiw wants the citizens of Rimbey to put on their thinking caps and come up with a suitable name for the new lodge. The ‘name the lodge’ contest is open to everyone. There is no age limit. And there will be a prize.

Pankiw said $150 Rimbey bucks will be awarded to the person who wins.

“We really want the community behind the naming campaign,” he said. “We want your help.”

Contestants may mail, email or drop off their submissions at the town office in care of Mayor Rick Pankiw.

The mayor’s email is rick.pankiw@rimbey.com, his mailing address is Box 350, Rimbey Town Office.

Contest will run until July 15.

The lodge is to consist of 80 suites, 72 of which will be bachelor suites and eight of which will be one-bedroom units. Each suite will be equipped with a kitchenette, a walk-in shower and a walk-in closet.

The 63-unit Parkland Manor will be replaced by the new larger, modern lodge.

The lodge is to have four stairwell exits from the second floor. Residents can be moved from one wing to another if there is a fire as there are firewalls. There is also a full sprinkler system. There will be forced air heating and radiant heating for the rooms.

The cost of living in the new lodge will be based on income. Residents will be charged according to 30 per cent of their income, but fees will be capped at approximately $1,450 monthly. The cost per couple per month with a minimum income is $2,200.

Residents now living in Parkland Manor will be given first priority for living accommodations at the new lodge.

The lodge is slated for completion around mid September.