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All indications are pointing to our local government entering into an illegal contract, prior to any public meetings or input. We are now apparently obligated for many thousands of dollars, without any vote of the people here, and with very little due diligence as far as researching Varxity, and it's owners. In order to get a project of this size, this far, in a community this small...the process would have had to been started many months ago!
Our comfortable and secure residence can accommodate up to 80 student-athletes. Each floor has a common area where friends can get together to watch television, play games and even prepare small meals. (3)
CIH Arena’s 100,000 sq ft facility holds two NHL size rinks, one capable of accommodating up to 2000 spectators.Smaller space for corporate events are available, our facilities offer free Wi-Fi and audio visual amenities. (5)
This state of the art multi-purpose twin-pad facility has fast become one of the premier indoor sports destinations for competition, leagues, tournaments and camps. The facility, owned by the City of Clarence-Rockland and managed by CIH Academy is entering its 5th season of operations. It is located 15 minutes east of Ottawa and features two NHL-size rinks with one accommodating up to 2,000 spectators, ten dressing rooms, press boxes, fitness centre, tuck shop, therapy rooms and tenant spaces.CIH Academy is Eastern Ontario's premier Hockey Prep School for athletes from Grades 8 to 12. This co-ed institution recruits, educates and trains student-athletes from around the world that live in residence right on site. CIH Academy offers a unique nine-month hockey program with teams sanctioned by Hockey Canada that play at the highest possible level within the Hockey Eastern Ontario branch. CIH Academy provides a uniquely rich and diversified experience for their students. ( 8 )
Located 40 kilometres east of downtown Ottawa in the charming town of Rockland, the academy opened its doors four years ago with Gatorade and CCM as sponsors and the full blessing of Hockey Canada. It’s a prep school, but the kind where Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley is on the faculty as a senior hockey adviser and where the 90 students, who are often hand-picked by the school’s scouts, have little to no body fat and walk to class with books in one hand and a post-workout protein shake in the other.The sprawling campus, which sits on 35 lush acres overlooking the Ottawa River, has everything a hockey player could want: an outdoor rink with wraparound boards, unlimited skate sharpening and pro-style dressing rooms with an ice bath that Girouard, the academy’s hockey director, says would make most junior teams jealous.The focal point of it all is a $27-million, twin-ice training centre with a 2,000-seat arena. (9)
With Hockey Canada now licensing academies — former president Bob Nicholson’s son went to Okanagan Hockey Academy — the landscape has changed since then. There are now 26 licensed academies across the country and another 100 or so that are unlicensed. All told, Hockey Canada says about 5,000 schools — from all-day academies to local high schools — offer hockey as part of their curriculum. (1)
At Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton, B.C., the final bell rings at 1 p.m., whereupon students head to the rink or gym for another four or five hours of on- and off-ice training. Electives, such as music or art, are replaced with ice time. “Here at PEAC, being on the ice from September to June, you would be on the ice for about 310 hours,” says managing director Robb Nelson. “You would be training two-and-a-half, three times more than the average kid. So it’s like someone who reads once a week and someone who reads five times a week. Who’s going to read better? If you want it, you’re going to get to the next level.”A year’s tuition to PEAC is $53,000. The Okanagan Hockey Academy charges $35,000 a year — more if you’re from out of province. Tuition for students living at the Canadian International Hockey Academy is $39,900 a year.That does not include mandatory fees such as equipment ($600 to $800), school uniform ($350-$500), textbooks ($300) and $1,000 for such things as orientation week, SAT prep courses and exams. (1)
The Okanagan Hockey Academy had 16 students when it was founded in 2002. All were boys. Today, there is an academy in Austria (100 students) and England (50 students), while another opened in Edmonton this September (20 students, with 20 more expected next year). The original Penticton location, which underwent a $90-million expansion in 2008, now has 136 students, of which 21 are female.PEAC had six students studying inside a portable when it launched 12 years ago, before taking over a 22,000-square foot abandoned airplane hangar with 14 classrooms and a state-of-the-art gym for its 108 students, half of which are in the hockey program. There are plans to expand further, by adding a residence in the 80,000-square foot space above. (1)
“Rumsey Dog Park is a quaint dog park with plenty of shade trees and ample open space for your dog to run, play, and receive plenty of exercise. This park has two separate areas for large and small dogs.” (1)
It's interesting that the official slant on this, is that the property is in 'escrow'. However, they seem to conveniently omit the fact that it is actually a pending forclosure!