The 50+ Club building has a brand new name to go with its expansion and renovations: Red Willow Place.
The new moniker for the building, which is still undergoing renovations, was announced at the annual general meeting of the St. Albert Senior’s Association (formerly the 50+ Club) on Friday morning.
“It’s a perfect name,” said Mayor Nolan Crouse after unveiling the name for the packed room at Cornerstone Hall, where the meeting was being held.
He said about six months ago the association had approached council about giving the building a new name.
Crouse said the name fits St. Albert’s botanical arts brand, but will also allow the club to think more broadly about its membership and the building’s uses.
He pointed out the space will be able to sit 250 and will have a good sound system, meaning it could be rented out for fundraisers, weddings and other events.
“It can be about many, many things,” he said.
The association will remain the stewards of the building, the mayor said, adding council was pleased with the name choice.
The building is expected to re-open this fall.