A progression update of where the NexSource Centre construction is currently at was provided at an event at the MultiplexCentre last Saturday.
It was here mayor Sean McIntyre announced that the fundraising goal was 91 per cent completed with the project’s overallcost being $30 million.
Some of the project’s sponsors were in attendance with items such as sponsors name on the arena floor added to thefacility.
Representatives from main sponsor NexSource Power Inc. were in attendance where they were thanked with a plaque fortheir contribution of $500,000 to the facility.
Owner of the company, Darnell Dakin said donating the money was a good way to show support to the community.
“You have to do what you have to do and everyone has to rally together,” Dakin said. “Somebody has to step up to theplate and we did.”
He said his company is not big by any means and the sponsorship amount is a big commitment, but said the decision tosponsor was one made by staff who voted in favour of it.
“It wasn’t just one person, everybody got together and everybody made a decision,” Dakin said. “It was definitely a teamdecision on NexSource’s part. It’s great for the community and great for us too.”
A local hockey coach and one of the company’s staff Travis Brigley said being the main sponsor for the facility is an honourfor the company to be able to do something like this.
“It’s exciting. We’re a young company and we’re going to be here for a lot of years to come so this is a big project andwe’re just glad to be a part of it,” Brigley said.
He added it is exciting to see the facility take shape and to see all the different companies come together to help build thefacility for the community.
People want to be in communities like ours he said because they get to see the facility transform which is exciting.
“It’s exciting,” Brigley said. “You drive around the parking lot and you see they are starting to put piles in the ground andthey are digging holes.”