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New Sponsor Announced for Vernon and District Multi-Use Facility

The Regional District of North Okanagan announced today it has reached an agreement with Kal Tire for the sponsorship rights for Greater Vernon’s premier multiplex facility, which will be renamed as Kal Tire Place. Kal Tire has committed to sponsor the multiplex for a four-year term starting June 1, 2013.

“Kal Tire has been giving back to the Vernon community for many years and this partnership will be a great extension of that community spirit.”

“Kal Tire is an outstanding local company, always willing to encourage community recreation, and we are excited to be working with them and continuing to offer the community a multi-use recreational facility,” said Patrick Nicol with the Regional District of North Okanagan. “Kal Tire has been giving back to the Vernon community for many years and this partnership will be a great extension of that community spirit.”

A strong supporter of amateur sport in communities across Canada, Kal Tire is excited to back a local facility that supports BCHL hockey, junior and senior lacrosse and ball hockey.

“Kal Tire has been a part of Vernon for 60 years now and our commitment to the community is strong,” said Kal Tire president Robert Foord. “We’re happy to support a facility for active families that encourages sport and healthy lifestyles.”

In addition to the NHL sized rink with seats for over 3,000, Kal Tire Place also offers a year-round indoor walking area and rollerblading surface in the summer months, both available to all North Okanagan residents. It has the capacity to host large scale events such as concerts and tradeshows, as well as dedicated meeting and banquet space. When the weather warms, the lower parking lot is home to the Vernon Farmer’s Market.

Plans are underway to unveil the new Kal Tire Place later this summer.

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