Originally a French farming community located just south of Edmonton, Beaumont is now a vibrant city (click here to view municipal census information). Its downtown core resembles a French village with unique architecture and red brick walkways. It is named for the “beautiful hill” on which St. Vital Church, built in 1919, is located within the centre of the town. The name was selected in 1895 as part of a petition for a post office.
In 1995-1996, a small group of Beaumont Residents led by Ella Mortemore concerned about seniors being forced away from their home community, conceived the idea for a new “Aging In Place” facility for Beaumont. Independence, Dignity and Choice are three words that best describe their vision for adult housing.
After hearing about the proposed Aging In Place complex, Rolland Belland was so enthused by the concept that he offered 4.1 acres to be used when needed and at a cost far below market value!
What follows is a chronological look at Place Beausejour through newspaper clippings from 1995 – 2006.