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Local residents aim to save historic Third Avenue United Church

A small group of volunteers have come together to promote alternate uses for the Third Avenue United Churchout of concern that the historic building could eventually be sold and destroyed to make way for new development, according to a story in today's Star Phoenix.


If approved by the church, the non-profit organization will promote the location for community events and concerts. "A building of this size and beauty shouldn’t only be in existence for four hours on a Sunday morning. So that’s really what the (Third Avenue Centre) is here to do, is to facilitate the rest of the week and bring in revenue that the church can’t,” said Mark Turner, a representative of the group.


Over the years, attendance at the 1000 seat church, which is located at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 24th Street in Saskatoon's Central Business District, has dwindled to about 100 people per week making it difficult to manage expenses.


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Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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