Moose Jaw field house renamed YaraCentre

Lisa Goudy
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(From left): Mosaic Place and YaraCentre general manager Scott Clark, Coun. Heather Eby, Yara spokesperson Andrew Swenson and Moose Jaw Multiplex Builders Inc. member Shelley Jones stand with the presented cheque from Yara Belle Plaine Inc. during the announcement at YaraCentre on Friday.

To watch a Times-Herald video of part of the conference, go here.

For a Times-Herald slideshow of photos from the conference, go here.

The Moose Jaw field house finally has it's own name and identiry. It is now the YaraCentre.

The naming rights were announced at a conference at YaraCentre on Friday. Yara Belle Plaine Inc. has entered into a 10-year $500,000-partnership with the downtown facility board.

“We’re very excited about this announcement. It’s been a long time coming, but finally we have a real name for this awesome facility,” said Coun. Heather Eby on behalf of the city and of Mayor Deb Higgins who is away.

“I think it just gives an identity to the building and for the community, the financial contribution, of course, means that there’ll be more operating money coming in, which means less tax dollars to make the building go. It’s a win-win.”

She said the new name for the building speaks very well for the city and the funding will go into the general operating budget. She said the community helped to build the facility and now Yara will be doing something for the city in return.

“We feel great about this investment in the community. We think that this facility is an ideal facility for the community to come and gather and that’s the kind of thing our company wants to be associated with,” said Andrew Swenson, Yara spokesman.

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Yara Belle Plaine, Moose Jaw field house, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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