Bracebridge’s new arena, library and community center complex now has a name.
This morning Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith announced that the under-construction facility will henceforth be known as Muskoka Lumber Community Center and Muskoka Lumber Arena.
Mayor Smith joined several members of Muskoka Lumber at the site on Salmon Avenue this morning to make the announcement and unveil new signage displaying the name.
“We have a deep and engaged business community in Bracebridge that has been incredibly supportive of this project, but the commitment of Muskoka Lumber of $100,000 per year for 20 years is simply remarkable,” stated Mayor Graydon Smith. “Muskoka Lumber is not only a significant business and employer in our town, but has been a supporter of our community for decades. I can’t think of a business that better represents all that is Bracebridge and I am delighted that their name will be on these incredible facilities for years to come. My sincere thanks on behalf of our community.”
Smith said Muskoka Lumber will also be supplying an in-kind donation of lumber which will be used in the construction of the facility and to help give it a “Muskoka feel.”
The new 1000-seat arena and public library will replace, the Town’s existing 70-year-old Memorial Arena and 111-year-old Public Library with a regional community hub, which, in addition to the arena, auditorium and library replacements, will include a multi-sport field house (double sized gymnasium with track) that will support a wide variety of community uses. Other amenities include: a concession, outdoor playground, trails, open spaces, parking and an area retained for a future second arena.
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