UPDATE: (from the RMP Facebook page)
Rockyview Motorsports Park was overwhelmed by the support shown by individuals and groups speaking in favour of the project at the January 27, 2015 public hearing and want to thank each of these people for taking the time to support the project. Unfortunately RVC Council rejected our application.
At this point we will be taking some time to consider alternative next steps.
All Alberta motorsport enthusiasts … book a vacation day, phone in sick, whatever it takes to get there 🙂
From the Rockyview Motorsports Park website:
A public hearing date of January 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm has been scheduled to consider RMP’s Master Site Development Plan and Land Use Application. The hearing will take place in the Council Chambers at the Rocky View Munical Building (911 32 Ave NE). RMP is excited about this milestone in the project and the opportunity to present the many benefits of our project. We are very proud of the process leading up to the hearing in which we engaged heavily with neighbours, getting to know their concerns and presenting constructive solutions through amendments to our original plan. A summary of these concerns/solutions can be found in our Neighbour Key Concerns Brief (January 2015), and we also encourage those interested to review our Master Site Development Plan – Public Hearing Draft (December 15, 2014).
The Public Hearing is a great opportunity for individuals who support the idea of a world class road course and a driver training academy that will create safer streets and save lives to speak in favour of RMP’s proposal. Hearing directly from supporters is certainly important part of the Council decision making process. All interested individuals will have the opportunity to speak for up to 5 minutes and register upon arrival at the Municipal Building
I received this notice on Friday regarding the Area27 track proposed in the Okanagon. BC. Good news for racers and auto enthusiasts in Western Canada.
Membership information is available on the Area27 website or through Angie Redpath in Alberta at 403-234-9553.
Area 27 – The Fastest Growing Development in the South Okanagan.
Area 27 Race Track development designed by Jacques Villeneuve is approved to go ahead! Area 27 is beautifully situated in the South Okanagan in Osoyoos BC approximately 25 mins South of Penticton, BC. This world-class racing circuit designed for the true enthusiast offers a Driving Academy with Wet or Dry Skid Pad, 4.9km (3 mile) Race Track, Car Control Loop and Stage 2 of development is to include such amenities as storage for cars, on-site detailing, on-site track tire installation, “arrive and drive” vacation homes, a Karting track (ages 8 and up), and Members Club House.
Some recent good news and amazing work by the Calgary Kart Racing Club (CKRC) with the near completion of their new Kart Racing facility in the town of Strathmore.
We have come so far in such a short amount of time and are now the proud owners of the only motorsports facility in Southern Alberta, as you can see by the recently posted photo taken today by our own Brendon Sanguinetti,
The new CKRC Kart Racing Track
We have available a full line of Karting gear from helmets, suits, rib protectors and more. Popular brands such as Sparco and Alpinestars. Watch for an updated Karting page on the website.
Rockyview Motorsports Park
An interesting crowdfunding project from the Rockyview Motorsports Park. If you can support them it will help with the application process for approval of a much needed motorsports park in Southern Alberta!
Now that we have submitted our application to the County we now have to put in place and execute an active, professional and effective communications strategy. We have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to give our supporters a way to show their support. Your small contribution will go towards the funding of our communications strategy. Your name will be recognized. There are a number of perks too. Thanks for your help.https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rockyview-motorsports-park#home