Rus­sell Sports Dome to re­co­gnize do­nors

Le Reflet (The News) - - COLLECTIVE | COMMUNITY -

An im­por­tant cen­tre­piece of the Sports Dome will be the Foun­der’s Wall, which will re­co­gnize those who have contri­bu­ted to the dome.

Any bu­si­ness that contri­butes $1000 or more and any in­di­vi­dual or fa­mi­ly that do­nates $500 or more to the sports dome will be ensh­ri­ned on the Foun­der’s Wall for eve­ryone to see as they en­ter the fa­ci­li­ty. “We are put­ting on a drive for the month of Sep­tem­ber, to en­sure as ma­ny people and bu­si­nesses are per­ma­nent­ly on the Foun­der’s Wall, es­pe­cial­ly for the of­fi­cial ope­ning,” said Doug An­tho­ny, the fun­drai­sing chair for the sports dome.

Ow­ned and ope­ra­ted by Rus­sell Town­ship, the sports dome will be a 60 000-square foot fa­ci­li­ty lo­ca­ted bet­ween the villages of Em­brun and Rus­sell. It will be equip­ped with both ar­ti­fi­cial turf and so­lid floo­ring in or­der to ac­com­mo­date a va­rie­ty of ac­ti­vi­ties and sports in­clu­ding football, soccer, ten­nis and bow­ling.

The ob­jec­tive for funds rai­sed was set at bet­ween $400,000 and $500,000 and the dome has pre­sent­ly rai­sed ap­proxi­ma­te­ly $270,000 up to this point. The fa­bric for the dome por­tion of the fa­ci­li­ty is sche­du­led to ar­rive on Oc­to­ber 6.

Anyone in­ter­es­ted in do­na­ting can contact Doug An­tho­ny at 613-445-6483 or at kin­doug27@gmail.com.

—pho­to four­nie

Le dôme spor­tif du can­ton de Rus­sell se­ra bien­tôt une réa­li­té! Une des pièces maî­tresse du dôme se­ra le « mur des fon­da­teurs » en hon­neur de ceux qui ont contri­bué au dôme. La construc­tion est ac­tuel­le­ment en cours et tous les ma­té­riaux pour la par­tie du dôme de­vraient ar­ri­ver le 6 octobre. Le pre­mier de son genre, non seule­ment à Rus­sell mais dans tout Pres­cott-Rus­sell, l’éta­blis­se­ment de­vait ou­vrir ses portes à l’au­tomne et per­met­tra à tous les ré­si­dents de la ré­gion de pro­fi­ter des avan­tages du sport et de l’exer­cice tout au long de l’an­née.

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