CIBC supports the Greater Saint John Field House Project with a $30,000 donation. / by Bill MacMackin

CIBC supports the Greater Saint John Field House Project with a $30,000 donation.


The Greater Saint John Field House Project, was busy over the summer with continued fundraising for the sports complex. They are very pleased to announce that CIBC has come forward with a generous contribution of $30,000 towards the construction.


The plan for this project requires that half of the $24 Million required, be generated from the community and City funding with provincial funding, and federal funding making up the other half. This latest show of support brings the total City and community commitment to $10.3 million.   


“CIBC is pleased to support the Saint John community with this important project,” said Ian Penny, Vice President and Region Head, Atlantic, Commercial Banking. “We care about the communities where we live and work, and Field House will play an important role in making our communities stronger right across the region.”


“This latest donation is another example of our community’s desire to support the development of this field house facility,” says MacMackin. Campaign volunteer, Styve Dumouchel also noted, “CIBC saw the large community commitments behind the project and what it brings to Saint John for sports, recreation, and wellness. We are proud to add them to our donor list and this is another win for the project and the Greater Saint John community.”


Phase one of the facility will feature two turf pitches for field sports, a running track, a community centre and daycare, and multi-purpose space for the community to use. It will also include numerous site improvements for the Exhibition Park property.