FOR RELEASE September 11th, 2017
The Greater Saint John Field House Project is proud to announce the support of three of Saint John’s surrounding communities. Over the past year the councils of Grand Bay-Westfield, Rothesay and Quispamsis each voted to provide funding for the Fieldhouse. It is one of the first times that all three of these communities have united in their support of the same community fund raising campaign.
“As a region, we benefit when we can partner together to support joint projects, and Grand Bay-Westfield is proud to make a $10,000 contribution to the capital campaign,” said Mayor Losier of Grand Bay-Westfield.
The field house project will feature two turf pitches for field sports, a running track, a community center and daycare, and multipurpose space for the community to use. These latest donations increase the community commitment helping push the project to a total of over $23 million. “The town of Quispamsis recognized that many of their citizens would use the Fieldhouse and have supported it with a $30,000 donation. We see it as a positive way to grow the recreational offerings in the region,” Said Mayor Gary Clark
Rothesay has also made a $5000 contribution to the Fieldhouse. " While not one of our community priorities, Council recognized the volunteer effort that has gone into this project, and the many people who will benefit. We wanted to show support for those volunteers and for regional recreation" said Mayor Nancy Grant.
“We are very proud to add the surrounding towns to our donor list,” says Bill MacMackin, Fieldhouse President. Phase one involves the construction of all the field house components plus some site improvements for the Exhibition Park property is expected to begin in late 2017 and be open for use in the fall of 2019.