The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is preparing contracts to hire architects and other professionals to repair the Sunshine Coast arena’s failed slab.
Work will begin in early November and will require tests by geotechnical and structural engineers, demolition of the old slab and piping, excavation of unsatisfactory fill, and design and installation of a new slab and boards. New lights will also be installed as a separate project prior to the ice being put in. The new slab will last more than 30 years and be designed to protect against frost heaving.
“I am pleased to inform arena users for dry floor and ice activities that a specialist team is being assembled to repair the failed slab,” said SCRD board chair Garry Nohr. “Our insurance policy is covering a large part of the cost to make the repairs. In the meantime, we hope that the public is enjoying the arena at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre.”
The specific re-opening date has not yet been determined. Residents near the arena can expect truck traffic to remove the old slab and to bring in new materials.
CCBA appoints new executive director
The Coast Community Builders Association (CCBA) has appointed Chris Nicholls as its new executive director.
Nicholls brings with him extensive experience as a successful business manager. Most recently, he was the executive director of the Gibsons & District Chamber of Commerce during a period of successful initiatives that strengthened the whole Sunshine Coast focus on growing business, promotions and economic development.
He is looking forward to meeting all of the CCBA members and supporting continuing success. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-989-2721.