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April 28, 2010
After a grueling year and a half of fundraising, the new $12.5 million Crescent Point Place is now bought and paid for.
An outstanding $2.5 million required from private donations and donated labour has been met for the new arena, outdoor swimming pool and walking track.

A fundraiser held Friday, April 23 at the Provost Recreation and Culture Centre pulled in a reported $250,000 in a matter of hours thanks to silent and live auctions, as well as dozens of donations. An additional $100,000 was committed over the next several years.

“I never anticipated it would be this successful,” said Mayor Ken Knox. “We achieved our budgeted amount. The building is paid for.”

The outdoor swimming pool, part of the recently completed building, will be open to the public in May, with the official opening on June 19.

Knox added that fundraising will still continue as there are some minor extra costs, and any extra cash will help pay for those as well as give everyone some breathing room.

Town councillor and member of the building committee Dale Gregory is equally relieved.

“It’s time to move on to something else,” Gregory said. All that’s left is “just finishing details, basically.”

Did the fundraising event exceed Gregory’s expectations?

“By far.”

The Kinsmen Club got the ball rolling by bidding $1,000 for the right to be first in the buffet line, which seemed to show that bidders meant business that night.

The next item auctioned was bought for $2,600 by Knox. Thanks to that bid, he’ll be the first person to use the new pool in less than one month’s time.

Items donated by businesses and others in the area went for well over their face value in the live and silent auctions. Many bids exceeded multiple times their actual value. One item was very important to local resident Sig Angeltvedt. The last item to be auctioned off was the “first skate in the new rink” which saw a bidding war eventually won by 80 year old Angeltvedt. Cost: $41,000.

Angeltvedt was met with a standing ovation from the crowd of over 400 people, followed by hugs and handshakes.

“The one moment everyone will remember is the selling of the first skate,” said Knox. “There were quite a few highlights.”

Ray and Todd Bradley turned over $25,000 for the new building. A representative of Battle River Implements meanwhile has pledged to give $100,000 (spread over several years).

Complete story in April 28 edition of The Provost News.
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Local Goalie Represents Canada in Europe
A local goaltender has returned from Europe where he played in several tournaments with the Canadian AAA Explorers hockey club.

Thirteen year old Nelson Heisler, who plays for the Provost Peewee Tier One Blades was in Europe from March 25 to April 9 representing Canada in exhibition and tournament play.

Complete story in April 28 edition of The Provost News.
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M.D. 52 Sets Ceiling for New Shop at $3.2 Million
Photos and complete story in April 28 edition of The Provost News.
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