BY DAN MCNEE
Those in the community looking to be immortalized forever have their chance to be part of North Perth’s future recreation complex.
The Fundraising Campaign Management Team and Recreation Complex Committee brought forth a list of naming opportunities to council during its regular meeting on March 4. Council approved the list – ranging in dollar values from $25,000 for the players’ benches to $1 million for the complex itself – and the fundraising committee is now in the midst of generating that capital through the approach of local businesses and individuals.
“It’s a first come, first serve basis,” said fundraising committee chair Andrew Coghlin of the naming opportunities.
Coghlin added that those wishing to contribute any dollar amount on the scale might also do so over a five-year pledge period. The first phase of the 63,500 square foot arena complex project is estimated at over $11 million, with groundbreaking at its future site of Line 86 and Road 165 targeted for August 2015.
The first phase includes construction of the main building itself, which will house an NHL-sized rink, seating for 800 people, five dressing rooms, an indoor walking track and shared community space. Two outdoor soccer fields will also be placed at the site.
Those interested in making a pledge towards an area of the new arena complex or for the complete list of designated pledge areas may contact Andrew Coghlin at 519-291-8926.