Community centre maintenance employee

Community centre renamed after the late Premier Lougheed

Rimbey’s community centre has had a new name for a few months now and last week a sign with the new name was put up.

Rimbey’s community centre has had a new name for a few months now and last week a sign with the new name was put up.

Director of Community Services, Peter Stenstrom said the process for completing the sign is completed.

“There was a bit of a process to get the logo in place and it was turned over to a design company, but now that’s all done and we have it up.”

Stenstrom said an open house will be held at the community centre in the spring to commemorate the name change.

“Details still have to be worked out. We were going to have it in the fall, but things got delayed so we decided to postpone it for April or May when the weather is warmer. Dignitaries from both organizations (the town and Keyera) are invited,” he added.

Council approved an agreement between Keyera Energy and the Town of Rimbey to buy the naming rights of the community centre at a cost of $25,000 per year for the next five years last September.

Keyera renamed the community centre ‘The Peter Lougheed Community Centre.’

John Cobb, vice-president of Investor Relations for Keyera said the decision to name the community centre after the late premier was made because of his close connection with Keyera and the town.

“Mr. Lougheed had been chairman of Keyera’s board from 2003 to Sept. 2012. He also made a number of trips to the Rimbey plant. He really enjoyed going out there and it is a nice way to remember him on all levels.”

As part of the agreement with Keyera, the town will be required to install, maintain and remove signage supplied by the company. The town will also be required to use the specified name in all verbal and print communication.

The will also provide space at the community centre to the company free of charge up to four times per year and will provide one free activity per month to the community on Keyera’s behalf.

The five-year agreement can be expanded if the arrangement is deemed mutually beneficial for another five years.