Cougar Dome gets more financial support

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO – The Cougar Dome got a financial boost Tuesday from Truro Subway Restaurants.

Truro Subway Restaurants announced Tuesday it is donating $100,000 toward the Cougar Dome project in Truro. On hand for the announcement were from left, Nicole Bagnell, board member of the Cobequid Society of Athltic Excellence, Subway owners Amy Seewald and Jeff Colburne, society vice president Jamie Bagnell and president Scott Annand. Matthew Veno - Truro Daily News

Subway announced it was donating $100,000 to the $2.2-million project, which is under construction behind Colchester Legion Stadium and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

“We’re very excited to be part of this new facility,” Subway owner Jeff Colburne said. The donation pushes the project’s fundraising efforts to more than $1.7 million.

The Cougar Dome will be a 50,000 square foot indoor athletic complex which will consist of six tennis courts, a three-lane synthetic running track and a 16,000 square feet of artificial turf.

It will be free for students to use and open to the public as well.


Updates to come

Geographic location: Colchester Legion Stadium

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  • mr trades
    September 17, 2013 - 16:16

    lookmat this .. sports are more for helth n stuff but listen were are in DEMAND for trades n they want to build a dome for sports .. and there is not enough poeple for trades n the jobs out there .. what are sports teaching kids only to be more agreessive n agrression is good work ... but what this town needs in a place to teach poeple on how to work on the trades not on how to use aggression for sports .. but using the mind for trades not sports .. yes sports make money .. but if u dont have the trades u wont get anything done in the world ... because u have no where to train the popele for the trades .... if u done research you will find out alot of poeple wanna do trades where the real money n DECENT work is .. like come on sports.. we need trades workers not a sports kids that when they get out of school CAN:T GET A JOB ..... with trades behind u in school you have a better chance at getting a JOB ..... like come ccrsb

    • Vectorspace
      September 18, 2013 - 14:36

      Mr. Trades, The Cougar Dome is being funded mostly by private donations, not by the CCRSB. Many volunteers have donated hundreds of hours of their own time to make this happen. You are correct in saying that we need more students in the trades. However, you are more than welcome to donate your time to promoting them.