We are Better Together!
Since 1891, an integral part of Westerner Park, has been providing a place for Central Albertans to gather and celebrate community events. Our organization exists to serve and engage the community.
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, we felt we lost our ability to enable and service other organizations to gather and celebrate their own purpose and cause. The pandemic meant a lot of cancelled events, among other things. But what it also meant for Westerner Park, was the opportunity to pivot and use our venues to support the community in unique ways that we’ve never had the chance to before. We came together as an organization and engaged our community in a way we never had before.
We engaged local sport organizations, gave access to our venues for unique storage space, continued to support agriculture events, and were able to host clients that never would have had the opportunity to utilize our venues. Throughout the pandemic it was important that our non-profit agricultural society continued connecting with the community and providing innovative support.
Westerner Park was also able to actively support the agricultural community. Our team had the time to sort through our inventory and we were able to donate banquet tables, chairs, signs, and other miscellaneous items to the Benalto Agricultural Society.
Another important innovation to come out of the year was the ability to unite together as a team and take advantage of the extra time we were given to work on organization’s strategic refocus. We restructured, implemented new systems, and all business units created detailed standard operating procedures. The pandemic has allowed us to make many cost saving changes, refocus and ensure we are stronger than ever when we can fully open again.
We have shifted our mind set to live with intent and get back to our roots of being a central Alberta community organization that exists for the betterment of the community.
We Are Better Together.