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NexSource purchases naming rights to future redeveloped multiplex

It’s official. The future redeveloped multiplex will be known as Sylvan Lake NexSource Centre.

It’s official. The future redeveloped multiplex will be known as Sylvan Lake NexSource Centre.

The facility’s new name comes after Sylvan Lake-based NexSource Power Inc. contributed $500,000 to redevelopment, receiving naming rights in return.

Town officials, NexSource employees and their families, and members of Sylvan Lake Multiplex Redevelopment Fundraising Committee gathered last Friday to celebrate the announcement.

“With this contribution, NexSource is making a tremendous investment in our community,” said Mayor Sean McIntyre. “Their name will be synonymous in Sylvan Lake with vitality, youth and adult sports, and community.

“We are honoured to name this new facility after a proud local company and it’s naming sponsor.”

Amy Komarniski of the fundraising committee noted in a town media release that the contribution will have a positive impact on future fundraising efforts.

“We are so excited to announce this new partnership and, subsequently, the name of our future facility,” she said.

Fundraising efforts recently received another boost, garnering a $15,000 contribution by ATB Financial.

Sylvan Lake branch manager Nancy Numan announced that contribution to fundraising committee members earlier this month.

As well as a replacement ice surface, the complex will have a curling rink, a seniors’ centre, a running track, a children’s play room and conference space.

The town release noted that the facility will “offer a little bit of something for everyone”.

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