Monthly Archives : July 2018

Public gets first look at Meridian Community Centre in Pelham

PELHAM – July 16, 2018 – There were times over the past five years that Shane Smith thought he might never actually set foot in a new Pelham arena.

It was five years ago, as the vice-president of Pelham Minor Hockey, that Smith first became involved in the design process for Pelham’s new $36.2-million community centre. He led the charge, and developed the business case, for the contentious project’s second ice pad. Through the ups and downs of the process, he sometimes thought the centre — the largest capital project in town history — would never be built.

But on Saturday, Smith, and 844 others walked into the completed Meridian Community Centre in east Fonthill, as doors opened to the public for the first time.

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Pelham residents get glimpse of new $36-million arena

PELHAM – July 16, 2018 – Close to 850 people took advantage of an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the new $36-million arena complex in Pelham on Saturday.

A soft opening was held for local residents who toured the fully-accessible, 12,870-square-metre, two-storey,multi-purpose Meridian Community Centre ahead of an official grand opening that will take place in September.

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