Peter Dawson Lodge

The Peter Dawson Lodge is a Senior Citizen’s housing community in Vulcan. We have 54 people that live with us in our Lodge plus we have 30 Seniors Self-Contained apartments the county of Vulcan. Everyone is to be over the age of 65 and must be fairly independent. The Lodge offers 24 hour security, meals, housekeeping and entertainment. We are continually upgrading our lodge for health and safety reasons as well as for aesthetics and offers residents a very wonderful independent environment to live in.

The Peter Dawson Lodge offers room and board service to functionally independent Seniors. Service includes:

  • Furnishings: Basic room furnishings (single bed/dressors) are provided as well as window coverings, linens and towels.
  • Housekeeping: Rooms are dusted, vacuumed and cleaned by regular housekeeping staff on a weekly basis.
  • Meals: The Lodge follows a five week rotating menu which has been approved by a certified dietician. We take pride in our home cooked meals. Family and friends are invited to attend meals.
  • Laundry Service: All residents are free to wash their personal laundry in the resident laundry room. In the case where a resident does not wish to do his/her own laundry, the lodge provides a laundry service for a fee.
  • Consultation with local physicians, pharmacies and home care: Homecare administers a Medication Assistance Program in consultation with local Physicians and Pharmacies.
  • Maintenance: The Lodge has a full-time maintenance person to take care of any necessary repairs and maintenance from plumbing and heating problems to hanging pictures and accessories.
  • Hair Care: A private hairdresser comes in to the Lodge and provides hair service to the Residents (women and men) one day a week.
  • Medical Service: Medical services are available through Home Care. This service includes assisted bathing, and regular visits from a health nurse monthly. In addition, a foot doctor and hearing aid specialist make regular visits to the Lodge.
  • Storage: Locker storage is available however it is somewhat limited.
  • Office and Mail Service: All residents are issued a Post Office box. Mail is picked up daily (Mon-Fri) at the Vulcan Post Office and sorted into Residents mail boxes. Out-going mail is delivered to the Vulcan Post Office on a daily basis. (Mon-Fri)
  • Recreation: The Lodge provides a wide range of life enrichment activities to enhance the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual needs of Lodge residents.
  • Security: The Lodge has non-medical staff on duty 24 hours per day.
  • Parking: Parking with plug-ins is available to Lodge Residents for a fee.


Our Self-Contained Housing Units are designed for individuals that are functionally independent and can look after their own needs. Services include:

  • Units: All have their own bathroom and kitchen facilities as well as window coverings.
  • Parking: Parking with plug-ins is available to all tenants.
  • Interior Maintenance: A maintenance person is available to take care of any necessary interior and exterior repairs and maintenance.
  • Exterior Maintenance: Maintenance personnel is responsible to cut the grass during the spring and summer months and to remove snow in the winter months.

The Marquis Foundation manages the following housing projects throughout the County of Vulcan. All units are one bedroom (approx. 625 square ft.) and come with a fridge, stove, washer, dryer, curtains and a full bathroom.

Carman Manor
605 Grand Ave. Carmangay, AB

Village Center Apartments
120 – 1st Ave Champion, AB

Golden Prairie Villa
131 – 1st St. Lomond, AB

Peter Dawson Villas
620 – 1st St North Vulcan, AB

Rental Rates

Rental rates are based on 30% of the applicant’s total monthly income or current market rent. Income verifications are held each year to adjust rental rates as necessary. Tenants must pay for their own electricity. A security deposit is required. It is the responsibility of the Tenant to ensure his/her personal property is insured against damage or loss.

General Rules & Regulations

Tenants are not permitted to have pets or animals in their units. No structural or non-structural alterations (painting and papering, etc.) shall be done by the Tenant without prior consent from Management. The Tenant shall be responsible for damage due to negligence or willful misconduct. Tenants must not leave guests in charge of the premises or have guests stay longer than one week without prior permission from Management. Parking facilities are provided at the Tenant’s own risk.