The President of Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador is taking the lead on a new major recreation complex in Galway.
Jack Lee says a project like the recreation complex—which would house four or five ice sheets, an indoor soccer field and more—has been on his mind for many years.
He says the province is well overdue for such a facility, and points to similar facilities like the Superior Propane Centre in Moncton, the BMO Centre in Bedford, and the RBC Centre in Bedford. Each of those centres is home to four ice surfaces.
Lee argues that if it can work in those regions, it can happen in Newfoundland and Labrador as well. He believes that the province is desperate for more ice surfaces, which will benefit many athletes and young people.
He says they have the green light for a location in Galway, and Danny Williams and his company Dewcor donated the land for free.
The next phase of the project is a feasibility study.
If all goes as planned, Lee hopes to have the facility up and running within the next few years. He acknowledges that he’s an optimistic person, but hopes to have things rolling by late summer or early fall with the project taking about two-and-a-half years to complete.
Lee’s tenure as president of Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador comes to an end in June.