Left to right: Mayor Chris Friel, Millards’ Partner Jennifer Chowhan, Sandy Jackson, Community Programs and Parks & Recreation and Brantford ambassador and hockey dad, Walter Gretzky.
The Grand Opening of the renovated Gretzky Centre in 2013 was an epic event. Dignitaries and celebrities joined with thousands of proud Brantford and area residents to celebrate the launch of this incredible sports facility.
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It may be hard to believe but the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre has already been open and operating for five years. During that time this outstanding facility has provided recreation and physical activity experiences for millions of people.
Jennifer Chowhan, CPA, CA, LPA and recently appointed Partner at Millards Chartered Professional Accountants was on hand for the 5th Anniversary Celebration.
“Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre is the catalyst for healthy living in our community. Millards Chartered Professional Accountants has been a proud supporter of the programs offered at this one-of-a-kind sports centre and we salute the hard working team that delivers these services to our community.”
Millards was recognized for their contributions to the innovative sports centre. General Manager Sandy Jackson of Community Programs and Parks & Recreation presented Chowhan with a plaque in honour of the firms support.
“As an important part of our celebration, we honoured businesses and individuals who have contributed through generous sponsorship and donations.”
The 5th Anniversary Celebration included family friendly activities like a scavenger hunt, face painting, Zumba and a free public skate and swim. Mayor Friel and hockey’s most famous father, Walter Gretzky came to celebrate with hundreds of participants and spectators taking in the festivities.
Chowhan says that Brantford has benefited tremendously from the 2013 renovation and that we can be proud of this world-class facility.
“We’re fortunate to have this wonderful resource and more importantly, the managers and fitness professionals that strive to provide engaging activities and programs every day. Millards Chartered Professional Accountants congratulates Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre on this milestone achievement. We’re excited to see what the next five years will bring.”