Strathcona Gardens to spend $45,000 on new LED sign

The Strathcona Gardens Commission has approved spending $45,000 to replace the recreation complex’s Dogwood Street sign.

The commission increased the budget for a brand-new electronic sign from $21,000 to $45,000 in January and last week elected to replace the existing sign and reader board with a multi-colour 25 millimetre LED message centre.

Lorne Parker, manager of operations, said the current sign, which sits on the corner of Dogwood Street and Pinecrest, is nearing the end of its life.

“The existing sign at Strathcona Gardens is scheduled to be replaced this year as a capital project,” Parker said. “The existing sign no longer provides sufficient advertising for the many programs and events that are offered at the facility.”

Parker said that the sign is changed manually once a week and highlights two events each week.  The new reader board, however, will be changed electronically and will allow staff to advertise several different events, programs, tournaments, and schedules.

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