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Whitecourt Curling Club Celebrates 70 Years

The Whitecourt Curling Club celebrated its 70th anniversary yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility.

The club opened in 1948 and was originally located where the present-day Whitecourt Town Office building is.

The current president of the curling club, Jim Harris on the milestone.

Harris says the club will be doing a number of activities throughout the year to help commemorate the 70th anniversary.

Members and the public can find all the information and events on the curling club’s facebook page.

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Whitecourt Wolverines and Whitecourt Agree to New Arena Extension

Some exciting news was announced on Friday between the Town of Whitecourt and their Junior A hockey team, the Whitecourt Wolverines.

The two will be partnering to build a 3000 square foot extension to the Scott Safety Centre, which will include a dressing room for exclusive use by the Wolverines, a reception area, offices, washrooms and showers, and a laundry room.

Mayor Maryann Chichak on the announcement.

Owner of the Whitecourt Wolverines, Brent Stark, says the new upgrades to the arena will help to attract future players to town.

Now that the agreement is signed, a Request for Proposals will be sent out for a design-build that will then be discussed with the team before construction starts.

The add-on will be at the front of the building to the left of the doors near the dressing rooms.

The extension, which is budgeted at $650,000, is expected to be completed for the start of the 2019 hockey season next September.

           

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