Fonds 115 Grande Prairie Multicultural Centre Foundation fonds

Grande Prairie Multicultural Centre Foundation fonds. — 1991-1998. — 9 cm of textual records.


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Agency History

The Grande Prairie Multicultural Centre Foundation was incorporated in 1993 to operate and develop the Multicultural Centre and address the facility needs of its tenants and members. It took over the responsibilities of the Facility Committee of the Grande Prairie & District Multicultural Association.

In the late 1980s, a Needs Assessment Study conducted on behalf of Multicultural Association identified the old Holy Cross School as the best facility available in Grande Prairie for operation as a Multicultural Centre. This facility was the original Catholic School in Grande Prairie and was still owned by the Grande Prairie Roman Catholic School District No. 28. In 1991, the Multicultural Association and the School District signed a five year lease for the facility, and in 1993, the lease was transferred to the Multicultural Centre Foundation.

Tenants of the building included both casual room and gym rental groups such as ethnic, sports and dance clubs; and long-term tenants, such as Cygnet Playschool, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Grande Prairie Christian School, Grande Prairie Scottish Society, Grande Prairie & District Multicultural Association, Metis Local 1990, Voice in the Wilderness Tabernacle, Christ Community Church, and the John Howard Society/GP Catholic School District Special Education Program.

After the lease expired in June 1996, the building was demolished and the services of the Foundation were no longer needed. The Grande Prairie Multicultural Centre Foundation was dissolved in 1997 and its assets donated to the Wapiti Community Dorm Society.

Custodial History

The records were preserved by John P. Sloan, Chairman of the Foundation and its preceding body, the Facility Committee of the Grande Prairie & District Multicultural Association. They were deposited in the Grande Prairie Regional Archives in 2000.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of legal documents regarding the incorporation and dissolution of the society, minutes from 1992 to 1997, financial records, correspondence with tenants, and documents showing its relationship with associated organizations: Grande Prairie & District Multicultural Association, Clairmont Bingo Corral Association, and Alberta Multiculturalism.

Table of Contents

Series 115.01Legal Documents
Series 115.02Minutes
Series 115.03Financial Records
Series 115.04Correspondence
Series 115.05Associated Organizations
Series 115.01Legal Documents. — 1991-1998. — 1 cm of textual records.The series consists of documents of incorporation; the lease agreement between School District No. 28 and the Multicultural Association; the agreement transferring the lease and the operation of the Multicultural Centre from the Association to the Foundation; a copy of the Objectives, Bylaws, Structure and Mandate Statements; an insurance agreement; one annual return; and the letter documenting the donation of the assets of the Foundation to the Wapiti Community Dorm Society after the Foundation was dissolved in 1997.
Series 115.02Minutes. — 1992-1997. — 2 cm of textual records.The series consists of the minutes of the Grande Prairie Multicultural Centre Foundation and its forerunner, the Multicultural Centre Committee of the Grande Prairie & District Multicultural Association from December 1992 until April 1997. The minutes include budgets, reports and executive records regarding staff, tenants and policies.
Series 115.03Financial Records. — 1993-1997. — 1 cm of textual records.The series consists of copies of the accounts, budgets, financial statements and financial returns of the Foundation for the period it operated the Multicultural Centre.
Series 115.04Correspondence. — 1990-1996. — 2 cm of textual records.The series consists of correspondence between the Grande Prairie Multicultural Centre Foundation and the other partners in the facility: Grande Prairie Separate School District No. 28 (owners of the Multicultural Centre) and tenants of the Centre. Some correspondence deals with services at the Centre.
Series 115.05Associated Organizations. — [1991]-1997. — 3 cm of textual records.The series consists of the by-laws and newsletters (dating from December 1993 to October 1996) from the Grande Prairie and District Multicultural Association, the parent organization of the Grande Prairie Multicultural Centre Foundation.
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