Dr Dumka cuts the Anniversary cake. (Photo Char Woodman)
Sunny skies, congenial company, so much food and a celebratory atmosphere contributed to making our 30th Anniversary BBQ in June 2017 a great success!
At Bonavista Park, tenants, staff and the Board welcomed and renewed friendships with families, supporters and partners, former Board members and staff. A highlight of the event for everyone, especially LAMDA tenants who know her, was the opportunity to socialize and reminisce with LAMDA founder, Dr. Mary Dumka.
We are grateful to all volunteers who helped with our celebration.
A second event in July 2017 celebrated the official completion of the restoration and upgrading of the Mission apartment building. The 30 year partnership between Calgary Housing Company and Community LAMDA Society to provide affordable, supportive, permanent housing was also recognized.
Mission July 2017
The event was held on site under a Heritage tree, and hosted by Calgary Housing Company. Guests included Mission tenants, LAMDA staff and Board members, community agencies, Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice, Alberta, Kent Hehr, MP for Calgary Centre, and Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
The improvements to the building have added 30 years to its lifespan, and signify the provincial and city governments’ commitment to affordable housing initiatives and restorations. The Mission tenants and staff who lived and worked on site through the months of renovations are now able to enjoy the benefits. Our thanks to Calgary Housing Company for their collaboration with staff and tenants before and during this project. Mission looks beautiful!