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Former Dartmouth Sportsplex GM ‘person of interest’ for top role at Rath Eastlink Community Centre


TRURO – A former Truro resident and past general manager of the Dartmouth Sportsplex is being considered as one possibility to take over the reins of the Rath Eastlink Community Centre (RECC), at least on interim basis.

The Rath Eastlink Community Centre will have something for everyone this weekend when it celebrates sports day on Saturday.

“He would be a person of interest,” Colchester County Mayor and RECC board member Bob Taylor, told the Truro Daily News, regarding Bob Quigley. “We will be talking to him.”

An interim general manager is being sought for the RECC following this week’s resignation of JimLambert, the facility’s inaugural general manager. Quigley, 56, grew up in Truro and received his post secondary education in Sport Science and Administration at the University of New Brunswick.

He spent 28 years - from 1982 to 2010 - at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, where he served the last 17 years as general manager.

Quigley, who continues to live in Dartmouth, currently operates his own consulting company – Quigley Recreational Services. In that capacity, he provided advice and input during the construction phase of the RECC.

Quigley did not want to comment on the possibility of being considered as a replacement for Lambert because he said he had not been contacted by the board.

“It wouldn’t surprise me,” he said, of being considered for the role. “I’ve done a lot of good work there. A lot of work with the board and the staff.”

Board chairwoman Farida Gabbani declined to comment on the issue because the process is still in its early stages and no one had yet been approached on the subject of a replacement for Lambert.

“We’re just looking around,” she said. “There’s a lot of people who have demonstrated an interest.”

hsullivan@trurodaily.com

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