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As someone who is organizing a hockey tournament, I can see the value of a new arena beyond the benefits to the hockey community

As someone who is organizing the Bantam Tier 2 hockey tournament Nov. 27 to 29, I can see the value of a new arena beyond the benefits to the hockey community.

Let’s do some basic math!

Hockey Family Visiting Vernon:

Accommodations and Meals – 2 hotel nights ($100) X 3 breakfasts ($50) X 3 lunches ($50) X 3 dinners ($75) =$725.

Gas $100

Shopping and Gifts $100

Total per family money spent in Vernon = $925.

Total per team money spent in Vernon = $18,500 ($925 X 20 families).

Total per tournament money spent in Vernon = $129,500 ($18,500 X seven visiting teams)

Total per tournament money spent in Vernon = $1,424,500 ($129,500 X 11 minor hockey tournaments).

If we had enhanced facilities, we could host larger tournaments, with more teams and their families visiting our community, resulting in an even larger economic benefit to local business owners.

Dave Mackenzie, Vernon



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