In latter part of 2014, SMS has purchased a land parcel near Cross Iron mall, Balzac, north on Calgary limits. It was a 2.54 acres land. All the Casino and other raised funds were used to buy the land. For the building construction we had to borrow loans. ATB Bank helped us with $2.2m loan to complete our temple.
We decided to use half of our land and to keep north side land for future development. We started working with Clem Lau Architects & Designers Inc for our temple / cultural hall from 2015. Meanwhile, all development permits were applied to Rocky View County. C & H Construction was selected as a Contractor for Project Management and SMS acted as Client. Most of the contracts, CCDC 17 was issued and others were executed through Purchase Orders.
The Main hall area is 500 Sq.mt and the basement has 400 Sq.mt. The Temple will be on the main floor. SMS is progressing on building the Sannithis (House for Idols). Basement space is comprises of Cultural hall, Class rooms, Modern kitchen and Washrooms.
Numerous volunteer hours was devoted to construct our own place for Worship and Cultural activities.
We had Boomi Pooja ceremony, then we started construction at the end of August, 2015. In August 2016, the construction has completed and received Occupancy Permit from Rocky View County.