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HRM and Community Work Towards New Board, Approach to Sackville Sports Stadium

(Tuesday, October 21, 2003) - Halifax Regional Municipality is working with a dedicated group of community volunteers interested in moving forward with efforts to create a new Board and operating agreements for the Sackville Sports Stadium.

"It's an exciting time in the Sackville community as residents come forward to support this great community resource," said Brad Johns Councillor for District 19, Upper Sackville-Beaver Bank.

A steering committee of community volunteers, assisted by HRM staff, have drafted terms of reference for the new Board as well as descriptions of the roles and responsibilities for the Board members. As part of the recruitment process, a special community meeting will be held at the HRM Fire Hall, 1 Metropolitan Ave., on the evening of October 23, 2003.

The new Board members will serve the Sackville Sports Stadium Society, an organization with an interest in a new management agreement and sole focus on the multi-purpose facility serving the greater Sackville area.

Earlier this year an operating review of the Stadium, an HRM owned facility, recommended that changes be made to how the facility operated, including developing a Board focussed exclusively on the Stadium.

"The Stadium has grown in size with expansions in the past few years. Those expansions have also made the operations of the facility more complex. Unfortunately business plan targets have not been reached resulting in a deficit position. We believe that one of the ways to help achieve business success is with a community Board focussed exclusively on the Stadium," said Mike Labrecque, Director of Real Property and Asset Management for HRM.

In addition to the community meeting, information packages for individuals interested in joining the Board are available at the Stadium's main office. People interested in being considered for a Board position have until November 3, 2003 to submit an application. The new Board is expected to be in place by late November.

"I'm confident that when the process is complete we'll have a Board made up of talented and dedicated community volunteers. All through my involvement I've been reminded by residents how important the Stadium is to our community," said Councillor Johns.

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Brad Johns
Councillor - District 19
Upper Sackville - Beaver Bank

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