The wait is over: West Fraser Centre opens this weekend

Tours of the facility will be offered on Sunday

The wait is over.

The official opening of the much anticipated West Fraser Centre is slated for this Saturday (Sept. 16).

The two-day event kicks off with a concert by 54-40 at 7 p.m., followed by a tailgate party and arena tours Sunday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. with an inaugural hockey game and opening ceremonies at 6 p.m.

“We are very excited for the grand opening of this beautiful new arena, which will serve the North Cariboo for years to come,” Cariboo Regional District vice-chair John Massier said.

“A big thank you to all the volunteers, project supporters and contractors who helped the West Fraser Centre become a reality.”

“This is a fantastic new recreational amenity for our entire region and I’m proud of the way this project was managed: on time and on budget,” Mayor Bob Simpson said.

“I look forward to seeing how the new arena gets fully utilized by our residents for both sports and cultural activities and events.”

The project remains on budget for $20.6 million. Close to $4.2 million has been spent to date on local contractors and suppliers on the project.

This project is a joint initiative of the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and City of Quesnel under the CRD’s North Cariboo Recreation and Parks function.

The arena is equipped with an NHL-size ice surface, seating for 1,300 people, meeting rooms, and a concession.

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