Town Halls set to Discuss Opportunities for Canada Games Complex

In May, Cape Breton University (CBU) announced the creation of a community led task force that would help guide the go forward plans for the Canada Games Complex.  Co-Chaired by Anita DeLazzer, Publisher, Cape Breton Post and Kirk MacRae, President, RKM Investments Ltd., and with support of Carl (Bucky) Buchanan, the group has assembled an impressive group of community members to assist with the project. 

Town Hall discussions will begin this month in communities across Cape Breton Island.

The discussion will be guided by three points:

·         Assessment of needs within the community.

·         Stakeholder Analysis – Who has an interest?   

·         How to move the idea(s) forward?

Town Hall Schedule


Thursday, July 9
Canada Games Complex, Cape Breton University
1250 Grand Lake Road
6 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 15
Baddeck Community Hall
Main Street
6 – 8 p.m.

Port Hawkesbury
Thursday, July 16
Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre – Shannon Studio
606 Reeves St
6 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 32
15438 Main St
6 – 8 p.m.

Thursday, July, 23
Inverness Fire Dept.
Loop of the Trunk 19 Trunk
6 -8 p.m.

Meetings will also be held in Glace Bay, New Waterford, Eskasoni and North Sydney. Please visit for updates.

For those community members who are unable to attend the meetings, but want to submit an idea, contact Lindsey MacIntosh at or phone 902-563-1951.

Canada Games Task Force


Anita DeLazzer – Cape Breton Post – Publisher
Kirk MacRae – RMK Investments – President

Special Advisor
Dr. Carl “Bucky” Buchanan – Community Champion, Former Director of Athletics, CBU

Committee Members
Dan Christmas – Membertou – Senior Advisor
Ambrose White – Chair of the CBU Board of Governors
Ope Ojo – CBU Residence Student & RA
Marie Walsh – CBRM – Director of Finance
Dr. Bettina Callary – CBU – Assistant Professor, Sports and Human Kinetics
Raylene Theriault – Owner/Operator Acadia  Playtime and CBU Early Childhood Centre
Dr. Reggie Sebastian – CBU and community physician


Dr. David Wheeler – CBU, President & Vice Chancellor
Lindsey MacIntosh – Campus Life Coordinator