Here we grow again: Holy Rosary to expand

By Geoff Lee

August 25, 2016 12:00 AM

City rezones more than four acres to meet Holy Rosary's growing need.

Holy Rosary High School is going under the dome.
The Lloydminster Catholic School Division has teamed up with Synergy Credit Union to construct a new multi-purpose indoor recreation facility, dubbed the Synergy Vault.
Construction will start this fall on the 23,000 sq. ft., facility for indoor school football, soccer, baseball, rugby practices and for other sports groups in the region.
LSCD and Synergy released details of the project Wednesday including a target opening in December.
“The Synergy Vault will help fill an increasing need in our community,” Aubrey Patterson, LCSD director of education said in a release.
The announcement follows the Monday rezoning of 4.25 acres of school property by Lloyd City council from Municipal Reserve to School Reserve to pave the way for the development.
“Synergy Credit Union is honoured to be a part of such an important project in our community with the Lloydminster Catholic School Division,” said Gord Thiel, Synergy’s Lloydminster branch manager.
The school is close to capacity and requires more space for sports programs with 2016 enrolment expected to jump to a high of 862.
The school was constructed to serve 750 students.
The Synergy Vault is the first phase of a strategic expansion plan at Holy Rosary to include a second gymnasium, and improvements to its playing fields.
“Synergy’s generosity allowed this project to proceed without there being a significant financial impact on the school division,” said Patterson.
The plans call for the building to be used for physical education classes during the day,  and extra-curriculum programs after school.
The facility will be a metal frame structure with a fabric covering located directly west and parallel to the existing staff parking lot at 6810-35 St.
The building will be 135 ft. wide and 175 ft. long with a height of about 55 ft. at the centre.
The colour of the building will be selected to blend in with the current school colour scheme.
The city will facilitate the transfer of the land and any costs associated with the transfer are the responsibility of LCSD.

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