Ward III City Councillor

The Gretzky Centre

The Gretzky Centre Project

Mismanaged from the opening faceoff, The Gretzky Centre Project was put back on track by the WGSC Steering Committee. The committee was first chaired by former councillor Greg Martin. I became chair at the start of this term of council and was ably assisted by Councillors Debi Dignan-Rumble and Larry Kings.
Though the committee took millions of dollars in savings from the budget, the damage had already been done - thanks to poor initial estimates, lousy oversight and inexperience. The project finished significantly over budget.
That was the bad news.

The good news is - we have a facility second to none. Not only a premiere hockey facility, but a multi sport facility and neighbourhood hub with a walking / running track and restaurant. I'm very proud of our accomplishment.