West Hants Council made a commitment on August 21, 2018 to guarantee $4,592,535 in projected project contributions for the construction of a new rink, plus any additional cost overages that may occur during the construction of the project.
On August 23rd, 2018, the Town of Windsor’s Council made a motion to provide a $1 million dollar grant over five (5) years towards a 500 seat facility that includes an indoor ice rink and walking track.
On September 4th, 2018 the West Hants Council authorize up to an additional $800,000 to go towards the construction of an indoor multi-use sports field contingent on matching funds being made available at the Provincial and Federal level.
A motion to establish the Sport Complex Fundraising Committee was made on September 4, 2018 to help raise the difference to ensure this facility is the best of everything. The Committee has set a goal to fundraise $2 million to help support the build of the new Sport Complex and we won’t stop till the ribbon is cut!
On December 20, 2018, the Honourable Scott Brison, MP and the Honourable Chuck Porter, MLA made a funding announcement of $8.1 Million in Federal and Provincial funds for the West Hants Sports Complex. This complex will include an ice rink, indoor sports field and walking track which will benefit the residents of West Hants and Windsor including children, seniors and local recreation organizations.
We are excited for this project and, as the area of Windsor is well known as the Birthplace of Hockey, want to ensure this facility captures that spirit and is a place the whole community can be proud of. We are looking to you, our residents, businesses, and organizations, to help raise the funds needed to make this community facility a reality.
Have suggestions for us or ideas for fundraising events? We’d love to hear from you!