Minor hockey offers $25,000 for plan

Willing to contribute $25,000 to the City of Vernon to be used toward the construction of a second ice sheet at Kal Tire Place

  • Nov. 11, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Greater Vernon Minor Hockey is onside for a new ice surface.

The organization voted at a special meeting Saturday to approve in principle a $25,000 contribution to the City of Vernon to be used toward the construction of a second ice sheet at Kal Tire Place.

“This contribution is not just for the benefit of Greater Vernon Minor Hockey, but for all user groups and for the community as a whole,” said Kara Blazek, GVMHA president.

“We as an association do not want to risk losing an ice sheet and leaving our community and youth without this much-needed facility.

“GVMHA wants all user groups and the community to know we stand tall behind our community as a whole and this endorsement just solidifies our position.”

The contribution will be going to the membership for approval on Nov. 19 at a general meeting.

“The City of Vernon is happy to receive this contribution towards the proposed Civic Arena replacement project,” said Doug Ross, director of recreation services.

“We are pleased that the GVMHA board has stepped up to endorse the proposed replacement project in a very tangible way. They understand that the proposed facility will be a valuable asset in the whole community and used for many organized activities including ringette, figure skating, speed skating and lacrosse.”

The public will vote to borrow money to twin Kal Tire Place in a Nov. 28 referendum.

 

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