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City celebrates Indoor Sports Centre's official opening

May 8, 2006
News Release

QUESNEL, B.C. – Quesnel’s new Indoor Sports Centre opened officially on the weekend, with hundreds of people visiting the site to enjoy a celebrity match, reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The building is the result of a partnership between the City of Quesnel, the provincial government’s Ministry of Economic Development and the Quesnel Youth Soccer Association. The City provided $1 million and the Ministry committed $1.9 million from its Community Development Initiative. The QYSA has managed the project from day one, including developing the business plan, lobbying for funds and constructing the facility itself on its Anderson Drive site.

“This project marks the culmination of years of perseverance and dedication by the members of the Quesnel Youth Soccer Association and the vision of provincial and local government,” said Mayor Nate Bello. “This building will provide greater access to a healthier lifestyle and is one the residents of Quesnel will be proud of for years to come.”

“This new sports centre is helping to build on our government’s goal of leading the way in healthy living by encouraging more people to keep active and by giving local athletes a new, first-class facility,” said Colin Hansen, Minister of Economic Development. “I want to congratulate everyone involved in making this project a success.”

“This is confirmation to all that Quesnel Youth Soccer is committed to carrying on the tradition of our great game for many years to come,” said Denise Tiede,  Quesnel Youth Soccer Association President. “We thank all who have had a hand in the completion of this project and we look forward to many more years of cooperation between the QYSA and the community.”

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