Community Attends Ànowaràkowa Arena Unveiling of New Olympia Ice Resurfacer

Sponsors and individuals who helped raise the funds to purchase the new ice resurfacer pose for a group picture. (L-R), Ilya Zhurin, Kylie Tarbell, Eli Tarbell, Steve Thomas, James Ransom, Anna Burns, Roy Burns, Nancy Jacobs, Abram Benedict and Stephan Timofeyev.

On Thursday November 30th, the Ànowaràkowa Arena hosted a little get-together open to the community. The main event was the big reveal of their brand new Ice Resurfacer, which took a lot of time and fundraising efforts to obtain. The Arena began with a fundraising goal of $96,000.00, and with the help of various businesses and associations, they were able to meet that quota. Some of the different businesses and associations that had a hand in helping the Arena to reach their goal was:

Deloitte: $1000

Tarbell Management Group: $2000

CKON: $5,000

SAA- Aboriginal Initiative Fund: $48,245

Core-Mark: $8,800

Akwesasne Police Association: $7,713

Akwesasne Family Services: $5,000

Truck Stop #9: $5,000

The Ànowaràkowa Arena also put on different fundraisers throughout the year to help raise the remainder of the goal. With the help of community members and their fundraising efforts the Arena was able to raise $17,500.