As part of our company’s vision, Genesis believes in making a positive impact, especially in the communities in which we build. Over the years, we’ve been proud to actively participate in projects designed to promote the well-being of communities, and The Genesis Centre in Calgary is one of those projects.
In our efforts to improve the health and wellness of communities, as well as to provide families with meaningful recreational opportunities, we contributed $5 million, plus a 15-year naming agreement for the Genesis Centre , an outstanding active lifestyle recreational centre in northeast Calgary.
The vision for the Genesis Centre was as a result of a lot of input and brainstorming between community members, residents and partners. The centre is a collaboration between a number of community groups: Calgary Soccer Federation, YMCA, City of Calgary, Calgary Public Library, Genesis Land and the community associations of Martindale, Saddle Ridge and Taradale.
Genesis Centre is home to the Saddletowne YMCA, Calgary Public Library and several other community organizations who utilize the facilities, such as Calgary Sport and Social and several Calgary soccer leagues. In addition to the full complement of fitness, health and recreation services, the complex provides facilities for large cultural events and activities as well as urgently needed indoor and outdoor soccer fields. It also provides access to a range of human and social services.
Genesis Centre opened its doors in January of 2012, and saw over one million visitors in its first year alone, showing the great need for a facility like this in the area. The centre is located at 7555 Falconridge Boulevard NE, right near the community of Saddlestone, which we are currently building in.
Saddlestone is an environmentally friendly, master-planned community just as picturesque and tranquil as it is convenient and well located. Filled with natural wonders to explore — from parks and ponds to playgrounds and biking paths — Saddlestone has everything you need for a full life. Designed for families, this community is vibrant yet peaceful, convenient yet charming. Saddlestone is the place where life comes full circle.
We recently opened up three new showhomes in the community of Saddlestone, with front garage homes starting in the $510s. For more information on the community’s development and the homes available there, see here. For more information on the Genesis Land commitment to give back to the community, check out our website.