Cermaq Canada is donating funds to help the Campbell River Youth Soccer Association build a new fieldhouse at Robron Park in exchange for naming rights to the field for 10 years.

Cermaq donates $100,000 to Campbell River fieldhouse project

Company commitment to healthy communities inspires contribution in return for facility naming rights

Cermaq Canada is helping build a state-of-the-art facility for community sports in Campbell River.

The company is donating funds to help the Campbell River Youth Soccer Association (CRYSA) build a new fieldhouse at Robron Park in exchange for naming rights to the field for 10 years. The fieldhouse will provide services to soccer groups and leagues of all ages, as well as lacrosse, football, rugby and tennis.

The field will be called Cermaq Turf, and at the end of the 10 years, Cermaq will have the opportunity to renew the sponsorship.

“We are excited to be able to support something that will benefit local community as well as visitors from all over the Island, not only for soccer but other sport teams as well,” said Fernando Villarroel, Cermaq Canada’s chief operating Officer. “Sports are part of a healthy lifestyle and promote teamwork. As a company we have been actively supporting community sports for many years.”

Cermaq will make a total donation of $100,000, transferred in three payments to the city, starting this month and then annually for two years.

The fieldhouse has been a community effort by several groups, including the Rotary Club of Campbell River, which has also donated $100,000 towards the project.

On Feb. 4, the CRYSA organized a successful fundraising event for this project with more than 250 people attending the event. The total cost of the fieldhouse is expected to be around $550,000.