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Open House for Preview of Planned Upgrades to Pat Duke Memorial Arena

Posted Monday, February 25, 2019

NORTH OKANAGAN – The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) will be hosting an open house for upgrades coming to the Pat Duke Memorial Arena and is encouraging resident’s attendance.

In 2016, residents and arena users came together and initiated fundraising to help improve equity and accessibility of the Pat Duke Arena change room facilities. As a result of these efforts, the Pat Duke Arena won Kraft Hockeyville 2016, receiving $100,000 to put toward change room renovations. In an effort to leverage this funding and undertake more significant and impactful renovations, a grant application was submitted to the Government of Canada, and the project was awarded an additional $2.56 million from the Federal Gas Tax Fund in 2018.

With the renovation and expansion concept plans now finalized, arena users and residents are being invited to view the conceptual illustrations and talk with the architects and user groups about the details and value of the improvements to come.

The open house will take place at the White Valley Community Centre this Thursday, February 28 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Residents can receive instant Parks and Recreation updated by subscribing to the RDNO emails list at www.rdno.ca/subscribe.

For more information please call 250-550-3700 or email us at [email protected].

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