Anzac Recreation Centre ribbon cutting ceremony postponed until March 8

(Fort McMurray, AB, February 26, 2014) – The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) would like to inform the community it is postponing the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Anzac Recreation Centre until Saturday, March 8 at Noon. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 1.

The doors to the Anzac Recreation Centre will now open for recreational and community use on Monday, March 3 at Noon as per regular facility operating hours.

The decision was made out of respect for the family and the community following the passing of an Elder of Fort McMurray No. 468 First Nation and long-time Anzac resident. The memorial service for the deceased takes place at the Anzac Community Hall on Saturday morning.

“On behalf of the RRC Board of Directors and staff I would like to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and the entire Anzac community,” said Tim Reid, Chief Executive Officer of the RRC. “After collaborating with Anzac residents and other stakeholders, we felt it was appropriate to postpone the official ribbon cutting ceremony and associated free activities until Saturday, March 8.”

The same schedule of free activities originally scheduled for March 1 will now take place on March 8. The entire community is invited to this public event. More details on the ribbon cutting ceremony and free activities can be found at ONErec.ca/Anzac.

Developed and built by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the 112,000-square foot Anzac Recreation Centre includes an NHL-sized arena, fitness centre, field house, child play and youth activity spaces, indoor running track, multi-purpose and meeting rooms and other amenities. The facility was designed to meet the growth of the community, which is projected to grow to 6,000-8,000 residents by 2030. Architecture: ATB and PCL Construction are architectural and construction management firm, respectively, for the project.

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