On Saturday, October 1, the city of Burnaby will host a community celebration, including a special toony skate, to mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Bill Copeland Sports Center.
The facility opened in September 1997 with a seating capacity of 2,000 spectators. Since that time the arena has hosted national and international tournaments, including the 2013 Minto Cup and the 2019 World Ringtail Championships, and serves as the home arena for the Burnaby Lakers senior A lacrosse team.
Mayor Mike Hurley said, “When the Bill Copeland Sports Center opened in 1997, it established Burnaby Lake as the premier sports hub in our area, with world-class facilities for a wide variety of sports.” “As we celebrate the history of this facility with a special community event, we are also looking forward to an exciting future for the area with a new arena and aquatic facility right next to the Bill Copeland Sports Center.”
The community celebration will take place at the Bill Copeland Sports Center on October 1 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The family-friendly event will include a Tony Skate, arts and crafts activities, face painting, and fun entertainment. Admission will be free for children below three years of age.
Residents can learn more about the upcoming project to replace the CG Brown Memorial Pool and Burnaby Lake Arena with a new complex, including an NHL-sized arena pad with seats for up to 200 spectators, as well as 50 meters from the There will be an aquatic facility equipped. Pool at Burnaby.ca/BLAquaticArena, a 25-meter pool, a leisure pool, and a family-sized hot pool.
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