Last night, NHLers Rick Smith, Chris Phillips, Doug Jarvis, Fred O’Donnell, Ron Tugnutt and Rob Murphy joined a large crowd at the Cove, in support of raising money for the arena. They spent time talking to those who attended the event and signing autographs. Right here! In our Village!
Rick Smith, a former Bruins player, has truly become a Friend of the Arena. He has helped the Village and FOTA out in many ways and was the lead organizer for getting the NHLers here last night. Thank you Rick!
Once again, hats off to the backbone of our community – the volunteers. FOTA’s Mark Herlehy, Bob Scott, Marty Hawkins and Councillor Frank Huth stay focussed on improving the quality and experience of everyone who uses the arena.
And, for anyone with a hammer and paint brush, you can join the work bee’s at the arena this summer. They meet every Tuesday night from 6:00 – 10:00 for the next 8 weeks. All hands on deck!
The Friends of the Arena (FOTA) have volunteered hundreds of hours to repair renovae and otherwise breathe life into the arena since 2015. They have also spent a lot of time raising money to cover the cost of these jobs. This summer you can see many of them working every Tuesday night from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. The 2017 summer project involves removing all of the stands on the east side, placing them on the rink floor, insulating the (cold) east wall, putting it all back together in a way that will improve the views for the spectators. Wow!!! And all without tax dollars.
One of FOTA’s major fund raisers is taking place tomorrow night (June 15) at the Cove and is billed as Meet the NHL PROS GALA. NHLers Rick Smith, Chris Phillips, Doug Jarvis, Fred O’Donnell, Rob Murphy and others will be at this event and are looking forward to spending some time chatting with you about their careers. WOW! There are lots of prizes as well as a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Great buffet served by the Cove. And of course there will be music! The Spencer Evans Trio is in the house. Please consider supporting FOTA and their ongoing work at the arena. You can call the Cove at 273-3636 for tickets.