TRURO – A Truro company is donating the use of special equipment to help ensure there are no further delays in getting the Cougar Dome erected.
“It’s going to be a busy day for us,” facility director Tanya Colburne said of today’s activities, which are set to begin at 7 a.m.
“It’s an incredible donation because to rent this equipment or have access to it would be incredibly difficult.”
The equipment is a special system called Glyvac that is designed and trademarked by Inland Technologies on Queen Street, and which is used at airports to vacuum and recycle the de-icing fluid used on airplanes.
“We are very proud to support the Cougar Dome in such a unique way,” said Richard Johnson, Inland Technologies Canadian operations supervisor. “Inland has been operating these vacuum trucks at airports for 20 years. I never would have anticipated seeing one on a tennis court.”
Colburne said the vacuum truck is being shipped to Truro from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport free of charge, along with an operator.
At about 9 a.m. the dome’s producers will roll out the cover, assemble the various pieces and begin inflating it. That effort is to be assisted by about 40 CEC students.
“They hope to start inflation tomorrow afternoon,” Colburne said on Thursday.
It is hoped that the inflation process will be completed today but, if not it will be continued Saturday morning.