Ottawa Construction News staff writer
The new recreation complex under construction in Barrhaven South is now officially named the Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven.
Minto Group Inc. was officially recognized by mayor Jim Watson, councillor Mark Taylor, and ward councillor Jan Harder as the latest sponsor in the city’s Community Champions program. Minto CEO Roger Greenberg also received a certificate of recognition in the leader category, a city news release said.
“Minto has a long and distinguished history in Ottawa through their development of neighbourhoods and their extensive community relations work,” Watson said. “Their sponsorship of this complex will enhance the lives of the many families living in and around the Barrhaven South area.”
This 15 year Community Champions sponsorship commitment has a value of $1.45 million. The funding will help with the installation of an outdoor artificial field with lighting at the 160,000-sq. ft. complex. The new facility also features a six-lane, 25-metre pool, two NHL-sized rinks, a gymnasium, fitness centre, and seven multi-purpose rooms.
“We feel a corporate responsibility to give back to the communities that have helped make us so successful,” said Roger Greenberg, CEO of the Minto Group. “This partnership with the city demonstrates our belief that sports and recreation programs are one of the mainstays of a healthy, active community and it shows Minto’s commitment to support a neighbourhood where so many of our customers and employees live, work and play.”
A list of sponsorship opportunities for potential Community Champions and additional program information can be found at ottawa.ca.