On behalf of the ‘Owners’, the Town of Cochrane and Rocky View County, the Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Park Society manages the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre and the Original Cochrane Arena. Since its inception in 2001, the SLS RPS has been operating on a User Pay Model, which the Owners fully support and are proud to endorse. This USER PAY MODEL means that we are financially self sustaining. SLS FSC covers all of its operating costs by way of revenues generated from facility user groups, 3rd party tenants, members, registered program and drop-in participants. While SLS FSC receives some money towards Lifecycle and Capital items from the Town of Cochrane and Rocky View County, SLS FSC does not receive operating subsidy dollars. SLS FSC has to cover any operating shortfalls. Annually, SLS FSC budgets to have a 2-3% net operating surplus, which if successful, is put into reserves for future Lifecycle and Capital needs.
Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Park Society
VISION - Catalyst for recreational excellence in the community
MISSION - To provide a self–sustaining sport and recreational environment which promotes active living for all residents of Cochrane and surrounding area of Rocky View County
Put people at the centre
We are all about creating a friendly, inviting space that demonstrates our care for people and our quest for operational excellence. We offer quality programs and services that cater to the interests and goals of individuals, families, and groups. We are open to feedback and respond thoughtfully.
Live within our means - sustainability
We are driven to develop and manage the Centre in a way that is responsible and economical. We strive to be an affordable choice for our community, while balancing our books with a user-pay model.
Build community strength & endurance
We care about individual and community wellness and help develop not only physical but mental and social strength through our program offerings. We believe that a healthy community is a community that’s more resilient and adaptable in the long-run, and do our part to build that endurance. We aspire to be a centre of community life.
Evolve with the community
We value our history of consistently striving to improve and do better. We are open to adaptation and change, seeking opportunities to evolve our organization to better serve the needs and the potential of our community.
Be an open book - transparency
We are honest in our interactions and are willing to speak our minds and challenge each other. We are transparent both internally and externally, sharing achievements, setbacks and learning. This comes from a desire to be accountable to the community and to each other, in order have the best possible impact.
2017 SLS RPS Board of Directors
John Cook – President
Hank Biesbroek - Vice President
Greg Sirrett – Treasurer
Rob Berndt – Secretary
Andy Cook – Member
Allie Temple – Member
Craig Hampson – Past President
Jeff Toews – Town of Cochrane Representative
Bruce Kendall – RockyView County Representative
Co-Owners of SLS FSC (50/50): Town of Cochrane and Rocky View County
Who manages SLS FSC and the Cochrane Arena: Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Park Society, formed in 2001
The SLS Recreation Park Society is governed by a Board of Volunteer Directors made up of active citizens and stakeholders in the community
SLS FSC operates on: a “user pay model” – needs to be financially self sustaining
SLS RPS is a: not-for-profit organization and a registered charity
2016 Audited Financials and Annual Report: SLS FSC 2016 FINACIAL STATEMENT -- SLS FSC 2016 ANNUAL REPORT