History of the EEC
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,
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.