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News Release: Major Grant for Production Suite Thanks to BACF

Major Grant for Production Suite Funding at Keystone Thanks to Brandon Area Community Foundation

BRANDON, MB (January 2, 2018) – The Brandon Area Community Foundation have granted the Keystone Centre $117,000 to fund necessary upgrades to their Production Suite, responsible for the graphic and video capabilities on the Main Arena scoreclock.

The Production Suite is located off the Main Concourse of the Keystone Centre. It houses a variety of technical equipment including those that were upgraded through this project: character generator, media software, production switcher, headsets and additional digital equipment.

The Production Suite sends a signal to the video screen on the scoreclock in the Main Arena. These images enhance the show – be it on the ice, in the show ring or on stage, in the Main Arena.
“This is a major project with a hefty price tag,” said Jeff Schumacher, general manager, Keystone Centre. “The Production Suite upgrades have been on our Capital Plan for a number of years and were pushed back until the point of being emergent. And then we had Brandon Area Community Foundation step up to fund the entire first phase of the project. It’s incredible! It means the equipment is upgraded and usable and our funds go even further thanks to their generosity.”

This grant came as part of the Brandon Area Community Foundation’s Community Grants.

“We are happy to be able to fund equipment that is such a vital part of the public’s experience at the Keystone Centre,” said Bev Cumming, Board Chair, Brandon Area Community Foundation.
In the past five years, the Brandon Area Community Foundation have contributed to three major projects at the Keystone Centre: New Bleachers for the Kinsmen and Enns Brothers Arenas, Canada 150 Turf in City Square, Custom Local Artwork for our Meeting Rooms and the Production Suite Project for the Main Arena Scoreclock.
The upgrades are already in place and in use within the Production Suite.

About the Keystone Centre
The non-profit Keystone Centre strives to be the premier service oriented, multi-functional,
community minded facility in Manitoba, hosting sporting and entertainment events, fairs and
agricultural exhibitions, conferences and conventions, clubs and community activities.
To learn more about the Keystone Centre visit www.keystonecentre.com

About the Brandon Area Community Foundation
The Brandon Area Community Foundation was established by an Act of Incorporation in 1965
and is currently a member of the Community Foundations of Canada, the national network for
community foundations in Canada.

The Foundation invests the contributions it receives in a perpetual endowment fund and uses
the income earned to make grants to a wide range of charitable groups–grants that benefit our
local communities in Southwestern Manitoba.

Anyone can become involved in helping to build the assets of the Foundation – individuals,
families, corporations and groups. Your gift to the Foundation will benefit the community now
and into the future.

To learn more about the Brandon Area Community Foundation visit www.bacf.ca

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Krista Kowaluk                                                 Laura Kempthorn
Marketing & Sponsorship Manager             Executive Director
Keystone Centre                                               Brandon Area Community Foundation
(204) 726-3503                                                (204) 571-0529

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