Tag Archives: Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Arrowdale & Earl Haig for sale to developers: weigh pros & cons

The pros and cons of the proposed sale of Brantford, Ontario’s Arrowdale Municipal Golf Course and Earl Haig Family Fun Park to developers for residential and commercial use almost balance out. Pro #1:  does not breakeven; low membership; low visitor … Continue reading

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Brantford’s athletic complex mania

Mr. Twain was right:  “Truth is stranger than fiction.”  It boggles the mind that the municipality of Brantford, the Ontario government and the Canadian government have no scruples over the apparent inexhaustible use of the taxpayer’s dollar to fund the … Continue reading

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Brantford’s Gretzky Centre: ballooning bill

Taxpayers cannot afford the blank cheque mentality too many governments have toward sports spending.  Pan American and Parapan American Games come to mind, as does Brantford, Ontario’s Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre (WGSC). The WGSC opened in 2013 after years of … Continue reading

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Laurier Brantford-YMCA Athletics Complex: logic anyone?

Do your candidates who are running for office in the Oct. 27 municipal election share your ability to learn from the past? Take the issue of the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford, Ontario.  This fabulous facility  opened its doors … Continue reading

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Brantford’s Holistic Student Experience

To ensure that student visitors to Brantford, Ontario’s satellite campuses have a holistic experience in the city, we’d like to introduce them to the many exciting taxpayer funded athletic opportunities in Brantford: 1) Wilkes House Recreation Centre, corner of Darling & … Continue reading

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