1.2 C
Fort St. John
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Kids Arena up for grabs


Photo: City Manager Dianne Hunter discusses the Kids Arena at the city council meeting on Monday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

 

By Christine Rumleskie

 

 

The City of Fort St. John will soon be taking applications from local groups that want to operate out of the Kids Arena.

City Councilors voted unanimously in favor of the decision, at the Council meeting on Monday afternoon.

The Kids Arena was constructed in 1974, and was used primarily as a hockey rink, up until the Enerplex opened last year. The building now sits vacant, and City Manager Dianne Hunter says there’s been a lot of interest in occupying that space.

She says the Junior Sports Committee, who took care of the building, left the Kids Arena in pristine condition.

[asset|aid=2562|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a94ead42e83cea10b3b63d93774f8dc4-Hunter – Kids arena 1_1_Pub.mp3]

Hunter added that the building would be appropriate for groups that are kid-oriented, and have a focus on sports.

But, she also said that whoever gets access to the building, will have to be prepared to move out in around ten years.

[asset|aid=2563|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a94ead42e83cea10b3b63d93774f8dc4-Hunter – kids arena 2_1_Pub.mp3]

The City should be providing more information on the application process in the near future, on its website www.fortstjohn.ca

Applications will not guarantee user groups a spot, as the City hasn’t decided if it will continue operating the facility.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Local Events

Doc Walker to play the Lido Theatre

HYPNOTIST: RAY ANDERSON

Jokes N Tokes Comedy Tour

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Must Read

Enbridge says it’s increasing gas flows to 85 per cent in...

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Enbridge Inc. says it has increased the flow of natural gas through a segment of a pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince...