BACF Bleacher Motor Funding Announcement
IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
December 6, 2018
BRANDON, MB – The Keystone Centre has received a grant of $45,000 from the
Brandon Area Community Foundation (BACF).
The Brandon Area Community Foundation originally contributed to the purchase and
install of retractable bleachers for the Kinsmen and Enns Brother Arenas in 2016. This
grant will support the purchase of a specialized motor to retract the bleachers which will,
in-turn, extend the life of the equipment.
“This was a crucial purchase to ensure these bleachers will be able to sustain the
frequent conversions to accommodate our multi-use facility,” said Jeff Schumacher,
general manager, Keystone Centre. “The price tag was too high for us to purchase this
add-on at the outset but with this support from BACF we are pleased to be able to install
the bleacher motor so that we can ensure this important equipment has as long of a
lifespan as possible.”
“The Brandon Area Community Foundation is pleased to provide this funding to the
Keystone Centre. The two smaller hockey rinks where the BACF-sponsored bleachers
are located play host to many families in Brandon and the Westman area, and we’re
happy to support the Keystone Centre staff in the work they do to adapt the areas for
multiple uses,” said Bev Cumming Chairperson for Brandon Area Community
About the Keystone Centre
The Keystone Centre is a registered charity. The 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, and conferences.
To learn more about the Keystone Centre visit www.keystonecentre.com
About the Brandon Area Community Foundation
The BACF mission is: to serve the communities of Southwestern Manitoba by maintaining and
administering a permanent endowment fund aimed at strengthening and improving the quality of
life, today and into the future.
To learn more about the Bandon Area Community Foundation visit www.bacf.ca
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