Photo: A young fan gets an autograph from Lanny MacDonald – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca
The Enerplex will now be know as the Pomeroy Sport Centre.
That announcement was made following the official ribbon cutting Wednesday evening. The Pomeroy Group has joined 9 other companies to sponsor the facility. In total the City has raised over $2.8 million dollars, that will be paid over the next 15 years through sponsorship that will be used for athletic programs in the facility.
Mayor Lantz expects sponsorship money will continue to grow now that the facility is fully open.
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The Pomeroy Group has committed $1.5 million over 15 years for title sponsorship of the Pomeroy Sport Centre. President of the Pomeroy Group, Ryan Pomeroy says they didn’t hesitate to support the building.
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During the opening ceremony, Pacific Sport also officially announced a new program that will expand into Fort St. John and the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Pacific Sport will rent a section of the building in order to provide elite training for local athletes and coaches. The new program is expected to start early in 2011.
Celebrations at the Pomeroy Sport Centre will continue on Thursday with several events that will all take place between 4pm and 8pm
- Free access to facility
- Featuring Hockey, Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Running
- Come and try these sports out for free with our local organizations.
- Free snacks and cake
- Denny and Jay Morrison race Councillors Trevor Bolin and Dan Davies @ 6:00pm!
- Opening Ceremonies of the Northern Vac Track at 4pm
- Grand Opening of Booster Juice inside the Centre
For more information about Thursday’s celebrations, call the City of Fort St. John at 250-787-8150
Photo: The new logo of the Pomeroy Sport Centre – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca