Thursday, May 8, 2014
Nicola Valley Memorial Arena To Add Hanging Clock:
“We think it’s going to be a tremendous asset to a city-owned facility,” City of Merritt leisure services manager Larry Plotnikoff said. “We thought that would be great to have. It’s going to be a really good asset for all the user groups in the arena,” he said.
Plotnikoff said the city put forward $25,000 for a new clock and issued a challenge to the Centennials hockey club to raise the other $25,000 in order to finance a hanging clock.
The Cents heard the challenge and Westcan and Tourism Nicola Valley answered, he said. “We’re a fairly community-oriented company,” Westcan owner Ron Jhaj said.
“We do this at all the places we have stores. It’s one of those things that’s a good thing for the community.”
Centennials president Jerry Canuel said the hanging clock will raise the profile of the arena even higher, and the club is excited to see the investment become a reality.
The hanging clock is expected to go up over centre ice in about 10 weeks.