Keystone Centre receives $45,000 grant from the Brandon Area Community Foundation


BRANDON, MB – The Keystone Centre has received a grant of $45,000 from the
Brandon Area Community Foundation (BACF).

The Brandon Area Community Foundation originally contributed to the purchase and
install of retractable bleachers for the Kinsmen and Enns Brother Arenas in 2016. This
grant will support the purchase of a specialized motor to retract the bleachers which will,
in-turn, extend the life of the equipment.

“This was a crucial purchase to ensure these bleachers will be able to sustain the
frequent conversions to accommodate our multi-use facility,” said Jeff Schumacher,
general manager, Keystone Centre. “The price tag was too high for us to purchase this
add-on at the outset but with this support from BACF we are pleased to be able to install
the bleacher motor so that we can ensure this important equipment has as long of a
lifespan as possible.”

“The Brandon Area Community Foundation is pleased to provide this funding to the
Keystone Centre. The two smaller hockey rinks where the BACF-sponsored bleachers
are located play host to many families in Brandon and the Westman area, and we’re
happy to support the Keystone Centre staff in the work they do to adapt the areas for
multiple uses,” said Bev Cumming Chairperson for Brandon Area Community