(From left) Chair Ted Lewis

Regional District and Storm Hockey Club finalize contract

The agreement is the result of a lengthy process of discussion and negotiation which commenced late last year

The Strathcona Regional District and the Campbell River Storm Hockey Club have signed off a new agreement covering the use of the Strathcona Gardens recreation facility by the Storm.

The agreement is the result of a lengthy process of discussion and negotiation which commenced late last year.

The agreement provides the Storm with a combination of exclusive and non-exclusive uses at the Strathcona Gardens and, in particular:

  • provides for up to 140 games and practices during each regular hockey season;
  • confers specific advertising and signage rights for the Storm;
  • grants exclusive use of dedicated office space for the Storm;
  • allows for shared use of the Fitness Studio, Pinecrest Room, Dogwood Room, VIP North Room and common areas.

In exchange, the Storm will pay $2,750 per month for its use of the Strathcona Gardens.

“The Regional District is pleased to have been able to accommodate the Storm at the Strathcona Gardens without compromising the needs of other users” said Ted Lewis, Chair of the Regional District Board of Directors. This sentiment was echoed by Andy Adams, Chair of the Strathcona Gardens Commission, who stated “the agreement recognizes the Storm Hockey Club as the largest single user of the Strathcona Gardens. Campbell River is a ‘Hockey Town’ and this creates an environment for success by the Storm while maintaining public accountability over the next 19 months”.

The Strathcona Regional District is a partnership of four electoral areas and five municipalities providing approximately 43,000 residents with 72 services including parks, liquid and solid waste systems, fire protection, emergency preparedness programs and a full-service sports facility.