Major Grant for Production Suite Funding at Keystone Centre

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Major Grant for Production Suite Funding at Keystone Thanks to Brandon Area Community Foundation

BRANDON, MB (January 2, 2018) – The Brandon Area Community Foundation have granted the Keystone Centre $117,000 to fund necessary upgrades to their Production Suite, responsible for the graphic and video capabilities on the Main Arena scoreclock.

The Production Suite is located off the Main Concourse of the Keystone Centre. It houses a variety of technical equipment including those that were upgraded through this project: character generator, media software, production switcher, headsets and additional digital equipment.

The Production Suite sends a signal to the video screen on the scoreclock in the Main Arena. These images enhance the show – be it on the ice, in the show ring or on stage, in the Main Arena.
“This is a major project with a hefty price tag,” said Jeff Schumacher, general manager, Keystone Centre. “The Production Suite upgrades have been on our Capital Plan for a number of years and were pushed back until the point of being emergent. And then we had Brandon Area Community Foundation step up to fund the entire first phase of the project. It’s incredible! It means the equipment is upgraded and usable and our funds go even further thanks to their generosity.”

This grant came as part of the Brandon Area Community Foundation’s Community Grants.

“We are happy to be able to fund equipment that is such a vital part of the public’s experience at the Keystone Centre,” said Bev Cumming, Board Chair, Brandon Area Community Foundation.
In the past five years, the Brandon Area Community Foundation have contributed to three major projects at the Keystone Centre: New Bleachers for the Kinsmen and Enns Brothers Arenas, Canada 150 Turf in City Square, Custom Local Artwork for our Meeting Rooms and the Production Suite Project for the Main Arena Scoreclock.
The upgrades are already in place and in use within the Production Suite.