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Neepawa’s Yellowhead Centre sets fees and rates for 2016/17

The Yellowhead Centre board of directors met last week and set the rates for membership fees and for ice rental rates. Hall rates are still under review.

For the 2016-17 year, each family that uses the YHC will be charged a $75 fee less the amount of municipal contribution to the YHC. The membership fee is a once per year fee on a per family basis. The municipal contributions confirmed so far this year include $80,000 from the Town of Neepawa which works out to $55.63 per household based on 1528 households. That means the net membership fee for Town of Neepawa residents will be $20 per family.

The Rm of North Cypress/Langford has made a 2016/17 contribution of $15,000 which works out to $53.38 per household based on 281 households. North Cypress/Langford residents will pay $22.00 per family

The RM of Rosedale has made a 2016/17 contribution of $2500 which works out to $4.19 per household based on 604 households. Rosedale residents will pay $70 per family.

Lansdowne/Glenella and all others have made a 2016-17 contribution of $0 which works out to $0 per household based on 272  households. That means the net membership fee for RM of  Lansdowne/Glenella residents will be $75.

The ice rental fees have increased 2.5 per cent this year.

Hourly rates for community groups using arena ice will be $107.63 per hour. Commercial and out of area groups not paying membership fees will be charged $134.53 per hour. The Neepawa Figure Skating Club will be charged $80.72 per hour as the board felt that input cost are lower for their ice time slots due to less ice cleaning and less janitorial work required around their hours of usage.

Hall rental rates will be set at a later date. Concession food and beverage prices will increase for the 2015-16 season as well.

The Yellowhead Centre is a full size hockey arena and a 10,000 plus square foot community hall. Built in 1971 from some of the buildings left to the Town of Neepawa by the former salt plant, the YHC has been owned since it’s inception by the Neepawa Centennial Project Committee Inc. Unlike the case in many towns and cities, the Yellowhead Centre is owned by the private community based corporation and not by the Town of Neepawa or the surrounding municipalities. Over the past number of years, the YHC has reduced its debt load to zero and has a small reserve fund for emergency repairs. The hall is 72 years old and the arena and waiting room area are 45 years old so major breakdowns are inevitable, thus the need for a reserve fund. the board and management apply for as many grants as possible for upgrades and operating expenses.

For more information contact Board President Darian Major (Darian.Major@hylife.com), Past President Ken Waddell (204-476-6214) or Ann Kuharski, YHC Manager (204-476-5880)

Excited to start another Great Season!

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