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Reception celebrates ground breaking of 人兽性交's new event centre

- September 28, 2023

(L to R) Gabby Noordjik, Tim Maloney, Dr. Kim Brooks, Dr. Bill Stanish and Ian Oulton at the ceremonial puck drop to celebrate the groundbreaking of the event centre (Nick Pearce photos)
(L to R) Gabby Noordjik, Tim Maloney, Dr. Kim Brooks, Dr. Bill Stanish and Ian Oulton at the ceremonial puck drop to celebrate the groundbreaking of the event centre (Nick Pearce photos)

人兽性交 alumni, donors, and friends came together on September 26 for a reception celebrating the groundbreaking of the university鈥檚 highly anticipated new event centre. The 60,000-square-foot facility will feature an NHL-sized ice surface and serve as an on-campus health and wellness hub for both the 人兽性交 and the greater Halifax communities.

鈥淲e are very excited that construction is underway on the event centre,鈥 says Kim Brooks, 人兽性交 president and vice chancellor. 鈥淣ot only will this space have a pivotal role to play in promoting the mental and physical well-being of our students, but it will also provide an inclusive space for 人兽性交 and the greater Halifax community. Most importantly, though, it will provide a much needed on-campus home for our varsity, club, and intramural teams.鈥

A place for Tigers of all stripes

Located on the site of the previous Memorial Arena, the event centre has been made possible in part thanks to generous gifts from Ian Oulton (BA鈥66) and his wife, Dr. Margaret Oulton (PhD鈥75), and from Dr. William (Bill) Stanish (MD鈥70). 鈥淚 believe very strongly that Dal should have an arena on campus, and this will be a great facility for the entire community,鈥 says Oulton. 鈥淚'm excited that this is getting underway.鈥

Dr. Bill Stanish (MD鈥70) and Ian Oulton (BA鈥66) with student-athlete Gabby Noordjik (centre)


Dr. Stanish shares Oulton鈥檚 enthusiasm for this project, adding, 鈥淚 see the centre as a central hub on campus, whether it鈥檚 watching the Tigers, gathering for festivals and special events, or rekindling alumni hockey leagues鈥攖he appeal for our local community can鈥檛 be overemphasized. This will truly be a community centre.鈥

The new facility will have two levels. The first level will house the ice rink, with an alternate floor surface, making the centre a premier venue for both 人兽性交 and community sports and social events. The second level will house the new and improved 人兽性交 Physiotherapy Clinic, which will provide the 人兽性交 and greater communities with convenient access to more health services and care, while offering students more hands-on learning opportunities. Additionally, the centre will welcome the return of hockey camps and provide space for community sports organizations, giving young athletes space to explore and grow.

Grateful for support

人兽性交 Tigers hockey player Gabby Noordijk is grateful that alumni like Oulton and Stanish are championing this project. 鈥淎s a varsity athlete, it is meaningful to see those who came before us care about our success and play such a big role in improving the future hockey experience for student-athletes,鈥 she says. 鈥淚t鈥檒l be great to have our own rink and dressing rooms, and even better to have a true home ice advantage, with our fans in the stands cheering on their Tigers.鈥

Tim Maloney, executive director, Athletics and Recreation, is equally delighted that progress is being made on the centre. He thanked the university for its commitment to the project. 鈥淗ealth and wellness is a vital priority for 人兽性交,鈥 he says. 鈥淭his centre provides a tremendous opportunity to not only promote and enhance student well-being, but also do the same for members of our broader community. This really has the potential to create a powerful, lasting legacy and I am thrilled to be part of it.鈥

Construction on the new event centre is scheduled to be completed in 2025. 人兽性交 has raised more than half of its $10 million fundraising goal thanks to philanthropic support


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