For somewhere around eight years volunteers have been planning and preparing for today. Rodney MacDonald was in Berwick today to start the ground breaking celebration for the Kings Mutual Century Centre, better known as the Apple Dome.
Berwick's current arena is over 50 years old so the original plan was to simply replace it. But since then it has grown to become a multi stage project which will include much more than just a rink. Some of the other facilities which will be added are a library, walking track, and swimming pool. The estimated date of completion for the first phase is September 2010.
Berwick has quite an active recreation department so the Apple Dome will certainly be well used in that respect. But even if it is the mind you are trying to keep active the library will be there as well. The current library, although it's been a number of years, was in desperate need of a new home as of my last visit.