His­tory of the EEC

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The Eastlink Events Cen­tre opened in 2009 as the Clarenville Events Cen­tre. It was re­named in De­cem­ber, 2014, af­ter the town reached a five-year spon­sor­ship deal with Eastlink. The spon­sor­ship is val­ued at $72,000 per year: $20,000 in cash and $52,000 of in-kind ser­vices such as pro­mo­tion and ad­ver­tis­ing.

That agree­ment is up for re­newal in De­cem­ber, 2019).

The Clarenville Cari­bous played their first game in the new sta­dium on Satur­day, Oct. 31, 2009, win­ning 5-2 against the Deer Lake Red Wings.

“We talk about ev­ery dif­fer­ent as­pect of the events cen­tre,” added Bran­don Rear­don, com­mit­tee mem­ber and Clarenville’s re­cre­ation man­ager.

‘Ev­ery­thing’ means the­atre shows to bath­room clean­li­ness to ice time sched­ules and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

A big fo­cus of the re­view is on en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

In an in­ter­view with The Packet ear­lier this year, Til­ley said the Town of Clarenville, like many other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, are wor­ried about ris­ing op­er­a­tions

costs as Muskrat Falls comes on stream.

The sub­se­quent re­view of the EEC, un­cov­ered a lot of me­chan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal short­falls,

says Rear­don.

Rear­don says one of the rec­om­men­da­tions will most likely be an en­ergy per­for­mance con­tract for light­ing and me­chan­i­cal up­grades; in­volv­ing a switch to LED light­ing, in­stal­la­tion of au­to­matic switches for lights, faucets and toi­lets, and even a heat-re­cov­ery sys­tem.

These so­lu­tions that could cut down on the costs in­volved in run­ning one of most ex­pen­sive fa­cil­i­ties among the prop­er­ties the town owns

Ac­cord­ing to Rear­don, coun­cil cur­rently has the re­view, but it has not yet been for­mally dis­cussed.

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