Rimbey Minor Hockey founder memorialized in arena name

The name of the Rimbey Arena is being changed to the Vern Poffenroth Memorial Arena.

The name of the Rimbey Arena is being changed to the Vern Poffenroth Memorial Arena in honour of Vernon Poffenroth, “Mr.Hockey”, the founding member of Rimbey Minor Hockey Association.

When the suggestion came before council at its July 25 meeting there was no hesitation from councillors and Mayor Rick Pankiw reminded them how council has been talking about implementing a program such as this naming buildings after instrumental pioneers of the Rimbey community for approximately three years. “I think this is the perfect opportunity to initiate the first step.”

Pankiw added Keyera, who had purchased the naming rights to the Peter Lougheed Community Centre was also in favor of the idea. “Keyera has given full blessing.”

A full unveiling will be held this October. Council mentioned having it coincide with the first Midget game of the season and inviting the Poffenroth family to the memorial event.

 

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