Cape Breton University and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality will soon begin discussions on the development of a Memorandum of Understanding that will build upon the capacities and activities of both organizations.
An early example of this type of cooperation is an agreement which will see Cape Breton University defer on its decision to redeploy the use of the Canada Games Complex, pending finalization of the CBRM Master Recreation Facility Plan expected in early 2017 or sooner. Last week the CBRM Council agreed to a plan to allow CBRM staff to run the ice plant in the Canada Games Complex for a five-week period in both November 2016 and February of 2017. While ice will not be available for community use during these times, running the ice plant will ensure its integrity in the event that it may be used again at some point in the future. In the interim CBU will be working in cooperation with the CBU Students’ Union to explore student focused programming opportunities in the facility throughout 2016-17.
The Canada Games Complex ice plant was decommissioned in the spring of 2016 and clients of the facility were transitioned to the Membertou dual ice pad surface which will open for the 2016-17 ice season. With the Membertou complex construction project, including two ice surfaces, proceeding on schedule then ice availability for the CBRM community is ensured.
More details on the upcoming MOU between CBU and CBRM will be released in the future.