Kitchener Rangers and ANA announce Partnership and celebrate $25,000 cheque at Centre Ice
by the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club
The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club is proud to announce that they have partnered with the Auditorium Neighbourhood Association to erect a new Community Pavilion in the recently-rejuvenated Knollwood Park.
The 2015 Centennial Pavilion Project will celebrate the 100th anniversary of our extraordinary neighbourhood, in the park located directly across from the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.
‘‘We want to turn our park back into a harmonious greenspace that invites neighbours to spend time outside together to meet, talk, play, eat and enjoy,“ said Melanie Toolsie, the ANA project manager.
‘‘The new pavilion will provide a meeting point, a place to rest for seniors, a shelter from the elements for the youth teams playing in the park, and a picnic spot for families on the weekend. The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club is committed to this neighbourhood and when the ANA approached them, they did not hesitate a minute to help us with this endeavor.”
The Rangers and the ANA will each contribute $25,000 to the project, which aims to be completed and inaugurated in Autumn 2014. The pavilion will be designed by local architect David Thompson to reflect the architectural esthetics of the neighbourhood, and will be built in cooperation with the City of Kitchener.
“The Rangers are extremely proud to be a part of this Pavilion project” said Craig Campbell, President of the Rangers Board of Directors.
“Our proximity to the park and historical ties to the neighbourhood made our decision to support this project very easy and the donation of funds to the project ensured that the pavilion would see completion quickly. We recognize the value of this close knit neighbourhood and want to continue our strong relationship with the Association.”