|Site of new North Cariboo #1 Arena|
Arena 1 Demolition:
Demolition of Arena 1 started last week and is nearly complete. Once the demolition clean-up is completed, civil works in the area will begin, including construction of the new parking lot. In preparation for the demolition, a number of mechanical, electrical, IT, and refrigeration systems have been relocated or installed to ensure that Arena 2 continues to operate without service interruption.
The wood ceiling is complete including the painting of trusses, installation of ceiling fans, ceiling lighting, and installation of ceiling mounted speakers. Work has begun to prepare for the installation of the arena concrete slab. Over the next few weeks, the refrigeration piping and insulation will be installed before the concrete slab is poured in mid-June. Glass installation has started on exterior windows. Electrical, plumbing, HVAC and refrigeration equipment installation continues. Radiant heaters have been installed and the sprinkler system is complete. The cooling tower support and refrigeration condenser have been installed. Interior work is proceeding, with painting and drywall continuing.
Schedule and Budget:
The project continues to be on schedule for completion by September 2017 and on budget for $20.6 million. This project is a joint initiative of the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and City of Quesnel under the CRD’s North Cariboo Recreation and Parks function.
Time is running out if you want to sponsor a seat or be a part of the mural project before the facility opens. In order to ensure your donation is recognized when the facility opens in September, donations must be made before June 30. If you haven’t sponsored a seat or made a donation to the project, contact the fundraising coordinator by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Official Opening of the West Fraser Centre is planned for the weekend of September 16 & 17. Planning for the event is underway.