It will be determined how much life is left in Vernon’s Civic Arena.
The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will spend $30,000 on an engineering assessment of the facility, which opened in 1938.
“We want to find out if it is structurally sound and if it can be retained or if it has to be replaced,” said director Bob Spiers.
The goal is to have the study completed by March in case a referendum has to be held in November 2014 to borrow funds for a new arena.
If it’s determined Civic must be abandoned, the potential options are to either twin Kal Tire Place or Priest Valley Arena.