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CITY OF BELLEVILLE 169 Front Street Belleville, Ontario K8N 2Y8 Tel: (613) 968-6481 TTY: (613) 967-3768 Belleville.ca MAYOR Taso A. Christopher COUNCIL Egerton Boyce, Paul Carr, Jackie Denyes, Mike Graham, Kelly McCaw, Jack Miller, Mitch Panciuk, Garnet Thompson EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER Rick Kester DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Rod Bovay DIRECTOR, FINANCE Brian Cousins MANAGER, HUMAN RESOURCES Tim Osborne DIRECTOR, RECREATION, CULTURE & COMMUNITY SERVICES Mark Fluhrer ACTING DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SERVICES/CLERK Matt MacDonald DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES/ FIRE CHIEF Mark MacDonald MANAGER, ECONOMIC & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Karen Poste BELLEVILLE Magazine is published quarterly by the City of Belleville. Magazine Contributors: Albert College, Belleville Senators, Bob House (Page 25, Empire Theatre photos), Dana Barnett, Joe Callahan (Page 24, Kitchen Night Too photo), Karen Poste and Marilyn Warren. Editor - Marilyn Warren email@example.com BELLEVILLE Magazine is available online and in an accessible text-only format at Belleville.ca Printed in Canada All information Â©2017, City of Belleville. No use is permitted without written consent.
On behalf of City Council, Executive Management and staff of the City of Belleville, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 spring edition of the BELLEVILLE magazine. We are dedicated to bringing you stories and updates that are relevant to your community and this edition of our magazine is no exception. The following pages highlight the amazing tourism experiences created by a local entrepreneur, photos from the Shorelines Casino Grand Opening, Change of Command & Swearing In Ceremony for the Belleville Police Service, and musical moments enjoyed from around the City. Also, please join us in sending Albert College best wishes as they celebrate their 160th Anniversary. We continue to provide updates on the numerous Build Belleville projects which will be in full swing during the 2017 construction season. As the days get longer, spring is the perfect time of year for residents of the City of Belleville to spend time outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Take advantage of the beautiful natural resources our community has to offer. Over the coming months, I encourage everyone to explore our many parks, playgrounds and trails. Thank you for continuing to put your trust in me to lead our City towards future success as the Mayor of the City of Belleville. Warm Regards,
Taso A. Christopher, Mayor
Belleville THE MAGAZINE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY • SPRING 2017
TO U R I S M E N T R E P R E N E U R CREATES AMAZING OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES
ALBERT COLLEGE Celebrates 160 Years
PAUL ZIKOPOULOS Determined and Resilient
HASTINGS & PRINCE EDWARD REGIONAL CHORUS Youthful Voices Raised in Song
BELLEVILLE SENATORS Creating a Presence in Community
FIRE STATION NUMBER FIVE Open for Business on Hoskin Road
GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING Caring and Sharing
SHORELINES CASINO BELLEVILLE The Doors Are Open
RUNWAY BRIDAL It’s All About You
KIWANIS CLUB The Things They Do SOFINA FOODS INC. Tastes Much Better When Made at Home
13 DOCFEST Puts Belleville on International Screen
BUILD BELLEVILLE Project Updates BELLEVILLE POLICE SERVICE Change of Command
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE President Derrick Morgan
WELCOME NEW PRESIDENT to Loyalist College
MUSIC ABOUT TOWN Check it Out
BUILDERS’ RESOURCE A Guide to Lead the Way
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS MTO Studies Underway POSTE IT NOTE Economic Development by Karen Poste SPRING 2017
celebrates 160th Anniversary
His wife, Harriet Lyon Jacques, first proposed a hospital for Belleville in 1879. At the time, there was no hospital between Kingston and Toronto. Mrs. Jacques organized the women of Belleville into the Womenâ€™s Christian Association (WCA). The cornerstone was laid on September 25, 1884 and the Belleville Hospital, run by the WCA, began with eight beds and three nurses.
When Albert College opened, British North America was a group of colonies, forests were still being cleared in Hastings County and logs floated down the Moira River. Albert College is Canadaâ€™s oldest co-educational boarding and day school. Proudly located in the heart of Belleville, Albert College was founded in 1857 by the Methodist Episcopal Church originally known as the Belleville Seminary. Older than the confederation of Canada itself, Albert College is celebrating its 160th Anniversary and to commemorate, the College is sharing stories of its rich history.
Albert College was originally located on College Street East where currently one will find College Hill United Church and a plaque erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture. In fact, the original College Hill United Church, a part of which still exists, was the gymnasium of the old Albert College. The original college facility was designed to accommodate 150 boarding students with classrooms for 400 students. It was partly destroyed by fire in the spring of 1917. Construction on the present Dundas Street West site began in 1923 and the new school opened its doors in 1926. When Albert College relocated, it admitted boys only, and in 1934, girls were welcomed once again.
Due to its strong academic record, Albert College received its university charter in 1866 and was renamed Albert University in honour of Prince Albert, the Prince Consort of Queen Victoria. Albert University was an affiliate of the University of Toronto. In 1884, the school federated with Victoria College (University of Toronto) and became a high school. Jabez Robert Jacques was the Headmaster and Professor of Classics at Albert College from 1875-1885.
Original Albert College, circa 1896
Today Albert College teaches close to 300 students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12/Post Graduate (PG) representing 20 nations from around the world. The 25-acre campus includes the Early Primary Learning Centre for students as young as two-and-a-half years old and the Parrott Junior School which was built in 2003 for Senior Kindergarten to Grade 6 students. The landmark neo-gothic Senior School building forms the heart of the school and hosts boarding and day students from Grades 7 to 12/PG.
The cornerstone was laid at Albert Collegeâ€™s present location on May 22, 1923.
Albert College is an international university preparatory school committed to academic excellence and recognized for developing courageous global citizens within a close family environment. Students embrace and respect the culture and diversity of their peers and develop friendships that last a lifetime. Students graduate with knowledge and confidence and are determined and driven to take on the challenges that lie ahead in their post-secondary studies and beyond. Visit albertcollege.ca to learn more about the school. As Albert College celebrates its milestone Anniversary, the faculty, staff and students look to the future and embrace what is to come for the school in the next 160 years in Belleville. Happy Anniversary Albert College!
HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGIONAL CHORUS
represents Canada with song
“The Chorus subscribes to the same or similar aspirations, organization, and codes of behavior, as are found in other well-known and successful choirs the world over. They are noted for hard work and self discipline, something many audiences and festival judges have acknowledged. In addition to a high quality repertoire, they set goals that require a sense of excellence and perfection to permeate all Chorus activities.” Maestro Heijdens years. To date they have taken twelve international concert tours, performing in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Venues have included famous churches and concert halls such as the Musikverein in Vienna, The Cathedral and the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Although competition is not the main objective, the Quinte Youth Chorale has placed second and third a number of times in international competitions in Vienna.
What better way to unite a group of young people than to raise their voices together in song? That’s exactly what Maestro Rudolf Heijdens has done. For the past 30 years he has spent long hours rehearsing with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regional Chorus and leading them in prestigious performances across North America and Europe. The Chorus, a registered charitable organization, consists of the Quinte Children’s Choir, which is the training choir of the Chorus, and the Quinte Youth Chorale, the concert choir of the Chorus. Initially, Maestro Heijdens started with a choir in Bancroft and another in Belleville. Over the years the Chorus, due to an amalgamation of the two counties’ school boards and the inclusion of the Catholic School Board, was renamed Hastings and Prince Edward Children’s Chorus. Then, anticipating further changes, the name of the Chorus was changed to the Hastings and Prince Edward Regional Chorus. This year the Chorus became an independent organization offering membership to young people ten years of age and older.
The Chorus is supported by a tremendous group of parents who handle things such as wardrobe, supervision, healthcare, fundraising, transportation, social skills and touring. The present accompanist is Claudia Scott. “Now in my 83rd year I hope to continue as long as possible. I am fortunate to have the assistance of my eventual successor Jennifer Curtis. She has been with the Chorus since she was a youngster,” added Maestro Heijdens. Those interested in learning more about the Chorus can call 613-962-0920 or visit hastingsandprinceedwardregionalchorus.ca
The choirs perform locally as well as across Canada. Their main forte however is to represent Canada and as such, the Quinte Youth Chorale tours internationally every two
FIRE STATION NUMBER 5
now open on Hoskin Road
The official Opening Ceremony of Fire Station #5 on Hoskin Road in Plainfield was held on January 7th. Members of the community and firefighters were joined by elected officials including MP Neil Ellis, MPP Todd Smith, Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher and Councillors Denyes, Carr, Thompson and Graham. Appreciation was expressed to the first responders for their commitment to our community. The importance of providing them with the resources to help make our community a safer place to live was emphasized. Congratulations to all those who played a part in making this envisioned facility become a reality.
OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
caring and sharing at its finest! ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S LEVEE HISTORIAN GERRY BOYCE AND MAYOR CHRISTOPHER CUT CAKE MARKING BELLEVILLE’S 200th BIRTHDAY
JUSTIN TRUDEAU PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA TOWNHALL MEETING. EMPIRE THEATRE SLEEP OUT SO OTHERS CAN SLEEP IN EVENT
CHRISTMAS AT THE PIER 2016 LIGHTING DISPLAY LAUNCH
MAYOR & BRUCE MACKAY AT QSWC WHERE ARENA IS NAMED FOR BRUCE’S FATHER.
CP HOLIDAY TRAIN EVENT IN SUPPORT OF GLEANER’S FOOD BANK
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR THOSE LOST IN ATTACK ON CENTRE CULTUREL ISLAMIQUE DE QUÃ‰BEC
MAYOR & JOE LONSBERRY, VERIDIAN, PRESENT JOHN-ROSS PARKS CHEQUE ON ROOFTOP.
ROTARY MAYOR FOR A WEEK STUDENTS
LOCAL GREEK SCHOOL STUDENTS TOUR CITY HALL WITH MAYOR REMEMBRANCE DAY MEMORIAL PARK
FEED THE METER CHEQUE PRESENTATION IN SUPPORT OF FOOD FOR LEARNING FOUNDATION MAYOR CHRISTOPHER, WITH JOE LONSBERRY & RON BRENNAN, VERIDIAN, PRESENT CHEQUE TO OPEN DOOR CAFE PROGRAM AT EASTMINSTER UNITED CHURCH
SHORELINES CASINO BELLEVILLE
doors are open
On January 11th the slot machines lit up and the doors opened wide for the Grand Opening of Shorelines Casino Belleville. With 450 slot machines, 18 table games and a VIP room for high-stake players, this 48,000 square-foot facility is also home to the first PlaySmart Centre in the province. This innovative centre offers interactive resources and information to help all players build gambling knowledge and positive play habits. In addition to gaming, the casino offers a buffet beyond compare and live muscial entertainment every weekend.
“We are so very honoured to open Shorelines Casino Belleville, especially considering the last gaming property opened in the province 10 years ago. The support we have received from the City has been uniformly exceptional, and we look forward to being an active member of the Belleville community and delivering an exceptional entertainment experience.”
Rod Baker President & CEO Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
Rod Baker President & CEO Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
“The long-term investment Great Canadian Gaming and OLG are making in this facility will bring economic benefits to Belleville. In fact, we’ll be back in front of City Council this April to present the first quarterly cheque to the City. We’re proud to partner with Belleville to make this an even better community.”
Greg McKenzie Chief Operating Officer OLG
Greg McKenzie Chief Operating Officer OLG
it’s all about you AT RUNWAY BRIDAL “We’ve created a shopping experience which includes much more than the stunning gowns we carry. Our clients have our undivided attention and a relationship begins to build the moment they book an appointment with us. We listen and focus on understanding what it is they hope to find. Nothing compares to watching the bride-to-be light up with happiness when she finds ‘the one’ and you know you helped make that happen. Whether it’s the perfect wedding gown or gowns for mothers, prom or grad, our selection is beautiful and that’s exactly how our clients feel when they leave.” After graduating from Centre Hastings Secondary School in Madoc, Brooke Miller continued her studies and completed the diploma program in Business Administration at Loyalist College and Marketing at St. Lawrence College in Kingston. When she heard Runway Bridal was for sale in Belleville she was excited and started the process of approaching banks to help her make the business hers. Convincing the financial institutions that a young female looking to fulfill her dreams of owning her own business proved harder then anticipated. Then Brooke Miller Brooke heard about Trenval and she discovered a place Runway Bridal, 390 Front St. that believed in young entrepreneurs and was prepared runwaybridal.ca to help her make things happen. She secured a loan, a mentor and business guidance through the program now “Often people think they need to go to a large city to find something special. We simply ask that they look here first. known as Futurepreneurs. This year Brooke celebrates We carry exclusive collections to the area – Canadian-made her fifth year as the proud owner of Runway Bridal. Mikaella Bridal, Mori Lee Bridal and Maggie Sottero Designs. Before you battle the traffic and pay exorbitant Having your own business often means seven-day parking fees take a look in our backyard. Our downtown weeks and frequent late nights, yet the feeling of pride and accomplishment you experience as you successfully is beautiful and you won’t find a more personalized build your business is extremely rewarding. Brooke finds shopping experience anywhere.” creative ways to grow her clientele – one of which is the In Just Five Years Quinte Bridal Show, coordinated and run twice a year by 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year at herself and Amber from Exclusive Invites. Their last show Quinte Business Achievement Awards had approximately 600 people in attendance with 75 2014 Loyalist College Alumni Distinction Award vendors participating. 2014, 2015 & 2016 Couple’s Choice Award - WeddingWire.Com Southeastern Ontario 2016 Best Bridal Show Award Runway Bridal also provides bridesmaids gowns, tuxedo Multiple Belleville Intelligencer Reader’s Choice Awards rentals, accessories and custom wedding flowers. Wedding Wire Rated with over 175 reviews at WeddingWire.Ca
Our Kiwanis focus is to support
children’s and youth programs in the Quinte region. Through various fund raising events we channel resources back into our community. KIWANIS SKATEBOARD PARK
PRESIDENT, ALLAN TWAMLEY
Service clubs are often described as the glue holding our communities together. The individuals making up these organizations become a part of something bigger and are able to accomplish things one person alone could never achieve. The goals they set, the teamwork they apply, and their selfless contributions of time and energy result in projects being completed which improve the quality of life we enjoy within our City. One of these Belleville groups is the Kiwanis. The Kiwanis Club of Belleville was chartered in 1923 and since that time has created a presence in our community which has had a positive impact in a wide range of areas. With their primary focus being to support youth in Belleville and on an international scale, the theme of providing positive opportunities and recognition for young people can be noted in their initiatives. Throughout the years, many of you have attended the Travelogue Film Series (pre-internet days!), purchased a Christmas tree at a Kiwanis lot, returned each year for their renowned chicken BBQ and most recently, attended one of their fun-filled Trivia Nights. These Kiwanis fundraisers generate resources for the service club’s projects. Locally, post-secondary scholarships, the Terrific Kids program, Quinte Sailability, the BGH Foundation, Children’s Safety Village and Food for Learning are just a few programs which have benefited from the Kiwanis support. The City of Belleville sincerely values the support the Club has provided in our parklands - the Kiwanis Freestone Point and Bayshore Trail along the waterfront, plus the Skateboard Park, embraced by City youth. Initially the Club pledged $26,000 to establish a park and Freestone Point was created at the east side of the Meyers Pier Yacht Basin. This was followed by a four-year commitment of $60,000 to extend the Kiwanis East Bayshore Trail from the end of South George Street to the beginning of the Meyers Pier boardwalk - then they made a $100,000 donation toward the cost of building the City Skateboard Park. Without question, the Kiwanis Club has made a positive impact on the City of Belleville.
KIWANIS EAST BAYSHORE TRAIL
New to the area and looking for ways to meet people and become involved in the community? Been here forever and want to try something different? Find out more about the Kiwanis Club at: kiwanisbelleville.ca.
tastesWHEN so much better YOU KNOW IT COMES FROM HOME SOFINA FOODS INC.
PLANT MANAGER PAT WALSH
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE TONY DIAS
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR BILL GILBERT
produces cooked Italian deli meats at their Belleville location. These deli meats carry the brands Mastro and San Daniele. The products currently produced in Belleville are Mortadella (the only Sofina plant to make this product), Capocollo, Porchetta, Prosciutto Cotto, Pepperoni, Roasted hams and Black Forest hams. Belleville’s sister facilities in Toronto produce cured Prosciutto and Dry Cured Salami.
The Belleville facility for Sofina Foods Inc. is better known locally as Santa Maria Foods which was purchased by Sofina Foods Inc. in March of 2012. In addition to the Belleville plant, the company has production plants in Brampton and Etobicoke. The quality of the products manufactured at the three facilities and the fact that they were conveniently located in Ontario were important factors in the acquisition. The Sofina head office is located in Markham, Ontario.
Pat Walsh has managed the plant for the past four years. “I enjoy the support we receive from the community and its various organizations. As a member of the QMA (Quinte Manufacturers Association), I learn a lot about the programs available to us and our employees. The Belleville plant continues to be successful due to the strong work ethic and dedication of people from Belleville and surrounding communities. Sofina invests in our facility to ensure we remain competitive.”
The Belleville products are sold to all major grocery store chains in addition to many independent, specialty and delicatessen stores across Canada, as well as parts of the U.S. and Mexico. They are transported daily to the company’s distribution centers in the GTA and Montreal where they are shipped to their customers across Canada via refrigerated trucks.
Sofina Foods supports many organizations and communities through the Sofina Foundation. The Foundation works hand-in-hand with employees, suppliers and members of our community, and endorses programs that support children of all ages. Some of the initiatives led by the Foundation the Belleville employees participated in include the Dream Builders’ Campaign which supports the Children’s Wish Foundation and the Sunshine Foundation. The Belleville employees have raised more money each year of the campaign. Sofina Foods Inc. matches all donations raised by the employees.
The Belleville plant opened in 1978 and employed approximately 40 people. As its product lines expanded, so did the physical plant with an expansion in 1995. Today the plant employs approximately 65 full-time employees with seasonal employees being brought in to help with the peak times of year.
In addition, Belleville employees held a ‘chili cook off’ raising funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the plant has made product donations to the local Salvation Army, Night Lights, Kiwanis Club, Three Oaks and Red Cedar Women’s Shelters.
“We have a good mix of new, younger workers and longterm experienced associates,” said Pat Walsh, Plant Manager. “Our average tenure is 13 years and nearly a third of our employees have more than 15 years of service. Some of them have been with us for 30 plus years! A dedicated group of Production Associates is supported by the Maintenance and Management teams.”
The positive work environment has resulted in an exceptional employee loyalty which strengthens the work culture. This sentiment was captured in a single sentence by Production Associate Tony Dias who has 34 years of service with the company. “They have always treated me well and that is why I stay.”
BELLEVILLE DOWNTOWN DOCFEST Back for its sixth annual international documentary film festival on March 3, 4 and 5, Belleville Downtown DocFest is proud to offer 50 documentary film screenings at this year’s event. Those with a Festival Pass will have priority entry to all films including The Empire Theatre’s Friday night ‘Opening Gala’, Saturday Night feature and three Sunday films. Friday and Saturday daytime screenings will take place at the Belleville Public Library & John M. Parrott Art Gallery, the CORE Centre (former Corby Library) and Pinnacle Playhouse. The Festival is organized by a group of ten dedicated volunteers.
There has been an overwhelming response from local schools for students to attend a free school screening at the Empire as an opportunity to experience the Festival first hand.
Since its introduction the Festival has experienced continuous growth. The total film screening attendance increased from approximately 2,000 in its first year to 4,600 in 2016. DocFest has become a destination festival for the Quinte region and the Friday Night Gala opening event is a cultural highlight.
The collaboration of community partners for this Festival is tremendous. A special art show, The Art of Changing the World, will kick off the week at the CORE Gallery and downtown restaurants are preparing special menus for Downtown DocFeast as part of the event.
The Festival offers significant support to local and independent filmmakers by providing them the opportunity to screen their films before an audience. There are also developmental opportunities through a series of workshops presented in partnership with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and HotDocs. There are great networking opportunities for new and established filmmakers at the Filmmakers Reception.
This year’s program is exceptional and here are just a few of the Festival Highlights: • Friday Night Opening Gala - acclaimed musicdocumentary, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble • Followed by award-winning Denielle Bassels and The MacDaddys • Saturday at the Core Centre, My Belleville 200 premiere • Sunday at the Empire, three powerful documentaries - The Eagle Huntress, Koneline: Our Beautiful Land and The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent
A unique part of DocFest Week is the Loyalist College Television and New Media (TVNM) short film competition. Twelve, four-minute films, each produced by four students, are screened before an audience in Loyalist’s Alumni Hall. A panel of established local filmmakers give feedback to the students and choose four winning films which are screened at the Empire Theatre as Loyalist Foursquared.
The Local Spotlight segment of the festival is screening 16 films this year created by local filmmakers with the goal of turning the camera lens on our amazing Quinte region talent.
Check out the new website at downtowndocfest.ca and subscribe to their eNewsletter. 13
BELLEVILLE’S CRUISING CANOES
four seasons – enjoy them all!
In true entrepreneurial spirit, in 2011 Andrew Twigg decided to take his passion for the outdoors and share it – Cruising Canoes was born. Andrew has created a tourism business that appeals to international travelers and local residents alike, year round, with destinations both local and in surrounding areas. You don’t have to own a kayak, canoe, snowshoes or camping gear, he supplies it all. Just book the outing and show up prepared to experience! For those looking to unwind and rejuvenate at the end of the day Andrew offers mini adventures: Nightly Snowshoe - snowshoes, poles and headlamps (let’s not forget the chili!) Creek Runs - kayak through the Frink Centre to O’Brien’s Bridge evenings and weekends. Pint and Paddle - Paddle from Potter’s Creek to the Boathouse Restaurant on Victoria Harbour.
Moira River - a relaxing evening paddle down the river. Multiple Day Canoe Trips - Escape to nature for a FEW days. Winter Camping Trips - don’t let winter weather hold you hostage. Andrew takes you camping in nature’s wonderlands in heated tents with cots, sleeping bags, food and transportation if needed. His groups have included: gals’ getaways, guys’ weekends, New Year’s Eve parties and student school trips. Whether it’s for you, or you’re looking for a unique experience to share with guests, what better way to enjoy our beautiful region than with Andrew as your guide. Visit: cruisingcanoes.ca or facebook.com/cruisingcanoes and start planning your next outdoor adventure.
key factors in success DETERMINATION AND RESILIENCE “Going to school in Belleville was incredible - you could feel the teachers wanted to be there. I dedicated my first book to those very teachers. They were a part of my success – they shaped me. They gave me my hunger for accomplishment and nourishment to learn. But most importantly, they taught me to pick up the pieces if I fail. I learned to try hard and then try again – a major part of achieving success.” Paul Zikopoulos
His trophy case includes: seven Top 10 conference speaking awards, recognition as IBM’s most published author and he’s a six-time Society for Technical Communication (STC) award winner for various works.
If searching for Paul Zikopoulos, Vice President BigData and Analytics at IBM, don’t spend time looking behind a desk. You may be more successful checking out airports as he travels almost weekly outside the country. During his career he has circled the world 80 times.
Paul is a huge proponent of two special groups; Women in Technology (WIT) and the Queen’s University Young Mentor and Education Influencer program. He is a WIT board member and mentors women into executive roles and sits on the Masters of Management Analytics board at Queen’s University.
With IBM Paul has skills ownership for the entire IBM Analytics organization. He ensures the latest skills for various roles are progressing and adequate to match market demands and strategic priorities. Paul oversees the invention and implementation of ‘Smarter’ and ‘Skills Accelerator’ tools – patent pending inventions that change the game in terms of agility and efficiencies for the operational aspects for their brand. He has competitive research ownership for the IBM Analytics portfolio and connects the feedback loop to the Development /Offering Team for product direction.
Paul is a globally acknowledged Big Data expert and has been named to multiple ‘Experts to Follow’ and ‘Twitter Influencers’ lists for Big Data. He has been consulted on Big Data by the TV show 60 Minutes. Although Paul’s schedule limits his opportunities to return home to Belleville where his mother and father still live, he appreciates those opportunities and the warm welcome he receives from the community. Paul graduated from Moira Secondary School in 1990 and went to Wilfrid Laurier University, then he completed his MBA at the University of Advanced Research in Hawaii.
As if this isn’t enough to keep him busy, Paul has his own business as a professional speaker and writer. In this capacity he has been a keynote speaker for groups 5,000 plus, published 19 books (four under the ‘for Dummies’ titles) and published over 350 magazine articles. Belleville.ca
RELATIONSHIP WITH BELLEVILLE SENATORS
off to a great start
2017 is off to a great start for the Belleville Senators as we have literally hit the ground running! Since the announcement was made on September 26, that the American Hockey League is coming, we've experienced your enthusiasm first hand – an excitement that has been palpable. Everywhere we go we've been welcomed with open arms. We are very appreciative of your support and desire to make YOUR AHL franchise welcome. Hockey truly matters in the Bay of Quinte Region. We'll be using our website (bellevillesens.com) and all of our social media channels (we're on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) to communicate news and milestones for our team as we prepare for our inaugural season. Please give us a ‘follow’ and check the site on a regular basis, as you will be the first to know when we have news to share. We have finalized our ticket provider and look forward to working with all of our current season ticket deposit holders on their seat selection. It’s not too late to grab a great seat for our inaugural season – just log onto our website above and follow the prompts. As we continue to build and execute our business plan, we want to ensure we are out in the community becoming involved in all the things that make the Bay of Quinte Region so special. Our owner Eugene Melnyk is also the owner of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League, and he has always made sure his team is ingrained in the community they play in. That will be the same with the Belleville Senators. You’ll be seeing us out and about, during the season and the off-season. In the past few months we’ve supported and attended many community events such as: the Pond Hockey Classic, the Trenton Golden Hawks Showcase, the Belleville Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala, the Quinte West Mayor’s Lunch, Belleville’s Sales and Ad meeting, the Quinte Economic Development Committee meeting and many others. Our vision is for our team to truly represent and be part of the Bay of Quinte community. We look forward to working with you to reach that goal. Our hockey team made its first appearance at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre at a community practice on February 21. The residents of our region
once again showed how excited they are to see AHL hockey. It was a terrific day, and we really look forward to the day the team is here playing games in the beautifully re-modeled Yardmen Arena. We are in the process of hiring staff to fill out our ‘off-ice’ team and will have some exciting news to share in the coming weeks. I’ve personally spent 12 plus seasons in the American Hockey League, worked on two Olympic Games and have been involved in numerous new business ventures. I am delighted to be the team’s Chief Operating Officer. Roger Lajoie, who has an extensive background in media and hockey management, is our Vice President, Communications. We have already formulated a partnership with Loyalist College and are thrilled to have two students (Megan Sloan and Paul Holland) be part of our team for this semester. Since the announcement, Belleville resident Wendy McGeachy has been at our tent in the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre and has done a great job for us in providing information on our season ticket list. We have many things to complete to be ready for the 2017 season. The way you have already embraced our franchise is just terrific and appreciated so much. We are off to a fabulous start. Thank you again for the warm welcome - and stay tuned. We look forward to sharing many milestones for our team in the weeks and months ahead! Rob Mullowney, Chief Operating Officer, Belleville Senators
Ottawa’s terrific mascot - Spartacat, was a great hit at the Belleville Santa Claus Parade. We were delighted that Ottawa’s No. 1 ambassador was invited by the organizers to such a fun event.
Visit the Build Belleville Project website at www.BuildBelleville.ca to see regular updates on these projects.
BUILD BELLEVILLE COMPLETED PROJECTS (December 2016)
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A Year in Review
Looking Ahead to 2017
The City of Belleville saw some tremendous progress with many of its Build Belleville Projects in 2016, such as the completion of Phase 2 in the City Centre (Downtown) Revitalization Redevelopment (CCRR) Project; completion of the Solar Fit program; near completion of Phase 1 of the Northeast Industrial Park Project and 90% completion of the Bay Bridge Road/Dundas Street West Project.
The year 2017 will see the start of the third and final phase of the CCRR Project. Phase 3 includes Front Street from Bridge Street East to Dundas Street East, including portions of Bridge Street East, Market Street and McAnnany Street between Front Street and Pinnacle Street. Construction is set to begin in July. Other projects slated for work in 2017 include: completion of the Northeast Industrial Park Project; completion of the Bay Bridge Road Project; the start of construction on Herchimer Avenue between Dundas Street East and Keegan Parkway; and the design of the new Police Station.
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BUILDBELLEVILLE.CA #BUILDBELLEVILLE Fit to be Solar The City of Belleville’s Solar Program has expanded to include the installation of Solar FIT systems at the Gerry O’Connor Water Treatment Plant and also at the Neil Britton Public Utilities Centre. The Program was created to allow the City to participate in the Ontario Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. FIT and MicroFIT are Ministry of Energy programs that allow homeowners, communities, business owners and private developers to generate renewable energy and sell it to the province at a guaranteed price for a fixed contract term. In 2017 the City of Belleville anticipates an annual income of approximately $600,000 from Solar Energy.
A Beautiful Gateway to the City Now that traffic is flowing freely through the expanded intersection and new turn lanes at Bay Bridge Road and Dundas Street West, construction efforts in the spring will turn to creating a beautiful gateway to the City of Belleville. Features of the gateway include the installation of decorative railings and stone-faced columns along with a variety of tree plantings that will frame the entrance to the new multi-use pathways along both sides of Bay Bridge Road. On the north side of the intersection a small Parkette will be constructed using large limestone pieces to compliment extensive landscaping and create a centre of interest.
Artist rendering of Parkette that will be constructed on the north side of Dundas Street West at Bay Bridge Road, in spring 2017.
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new leadership for BELLEVILLE POLICE SERVICE On January 12th the official Belleville Police Service Change of Command ceremony was held at the Quinte Courthouse. Chief Ronald Gignac moved up from the position of Deputy Chief and Michael Callaghan, a 30-year veteran of the Ottawa Police is now Deputy Chief. Mayor Taso Christopher, Chair and members of the Belleville Police Service were pleased to join The Honourable Justice Stephen J. Hunter at the official swearing in ceremony and welcome these officers to their new roles. “Whatever we face, we must face it together as an engaged and mobilized community leaving no one behind,” stated Chief Gignac. “Together we will achieve great things in the time to come, but always remember, you cannot cross a river by looking at it – you must act. Live for yourself and you’ll live in vain. Live for others and you’ll be blessed. Whatever we face, we will face together. Rank defines you less than the courage and love you have in your heart. With you as my witnesses here today – I promise you, I’m all in.”
Chief Ronald Gignac & Deputy Chief Michael Callaghan
Chief Ronald Gignac & Mayor Taso Christopher
Deputy Chief Michael Callaghan was presented his badge by his two sons Josh and Shamus, both Ottawa Police Officers. “We are here because we want to be – we will be here to serve you,” Deputy Chief Callaghan added. “We will be supporting everyone with what we call the Big Blue Blanket. That Big Blue Blanket extends to our community, it extends to our officers, our civilians and our support services.” Mayor Christopher stated the two officers were a welcome addition to the Belleville Police Service team. “Congratulations and welcome to our community.” Deputy Chief Michael Callaghan , Justice Stephen J. Hunter, Mayor Taso Christopher & Chief Ronald Gignac
Deputy Chief Michael Callaghan & his sons Josh (left) & Shamus (right) both members of Ottawa Police Service
DERRICK MORGAN Chamber of Commerce President Why do you feel the Chamber of Commerce is important to our community? The Chamber continues to be the voice of the business community with our local leaders at all levels of government. On a municipal level – advocating for better roads in the north east industrial park, trying to improve City services and supporting individual requests from our members. On a provincial level – through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce we are addressing issues/policies that are affecting local manufacturers such as the new tax on craft distillers, the constant push to address ever increasing hydro rates and attempting to educate our members on how to minimize the impact of the new Cap and Trade legislation. On a federal level – the Canadian Chamber continues to push for a more responsive immigration policy that will afford businesses the opportunity to seek out the skill levels they need to further develop their businesses. We continue to be a strong voice on the need for responsible resource development. The Chamber is also a place that businesses come together for networking, not only to sell their products, but to help each other with challenges they face. There are many businesses within our community that are willing to offer their support, whether it be financial or knowledge to help others grow.
my role at the Business Development “BankWithin I assist businesses to meet their goals. This
might include financing or consulting but most of the time it’s to be a resource for businesses to run ideas by, to help figure out a solution to a challenge that they are facing, or just to be a sounding board. It’s also to be a quarterback – helping them connect with an accountant, lawyer, investor or a potential client. I may not always know the answers but I do know where to get them. I work closely with the Economic Development Organization’s of the cities within the region, with Quinte Economic Development Commission and Trenval to help new businesses to become established and existing businesses to expand. I think my previous experiences will help any business that needs assistance big or small. I have also had the pleasure of working with local leaders in growing our business base.
What do you see as the value of the Chamber and City Hall being able to work collaboratively? The City and Chamber need to work together in order to continue to see economic growth within Belleville. Having processes that make it easy to do business within the City will make all businesses prosper. A strong business community allows for better transit, improved roads, lower taxes, etc. There will always be issues that need to be addressed and the Chamber becomes the voice that can approach these issues in a constructive manner. Derrick grew up in White River. A graduate of McMaster University with an Honours Commerce Degree, he chose the Quinte region because of all it had to offer. Derrick, along with his wife and three children, enjoys time at local beaches, community activities such as swimming at the Sports & Wellness Centre and looks forward to the arrival of the Belleville Senators. He is a member of Trenton Kiwanis, Vice Chair of Trenval Board, Volunteer Firefighter with Stirling Rawdon Fire Department, Treasurer of Stirling Rawdon Fire Fighter Association, mentor for Summer Company program, Past President of Quinte West Chamber of Commerce, actively involved with hockey and Scouts.
DERRICK MORGAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK SENIOR MANAGER
PRESIDENT BELLEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
warm welcome to NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO AT LOYALIST COLLEGE
“Our College needs to be nimble. We must prepare our graduates to enter the work force as skilled professionals, but also to be adaptable and resilient. Business and industry are competing on national and international levels. Loyalist needs to understand this and foresee upcoming changes, supporting employers by preparing our graduates to be valuable assets in the rapidly changing global market.”
Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan Loyalist College President and CEO
In November 2016 Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan became President and CEO of Loyalist College. Dr. Vaughan, with her husband John Oliver and daughter Kathleen, are joining our community at an exciting time. 2017 marks Loyalist College’s 50th Anniversary, The City of Belleville’s 200th birthday and Canada’s 150th takes the festivities nationwide. Our region is known for its engaging year-round activities. These special celebrations will provide Dr. Vaughan and her family the opportunity to experience first-hand the great pride our community takes in its history.
Dr. Vaughan has 25 years of professional experience in higher education. She was the President and Chief Executive Officer for the College of the North Atlantic, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, from 20112016. This College consists of 17 campuses, an annual budget of $140 million, 9,000 full and part-time students, 17,000 continuing education students and 1,200 employees. Dr. Vaughan was also responsible for College of the North Atlantic Qatar operations, the second largest post-secondary institution in Qatar and the largest post-secondary international contract for any Canadian post-secondary institution.
“The Bay of Quinte region provides every opportunity for a family to be active in the community,” said Dr. Vaughan. “I can’t think of a better place to live with my family. The area is breathtaking and the City is large enough to be exciting, yet small enough to be caring.” 22
She was recognized as a Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada in 2015. Prior to her position at the College of the North Atlantic, Dr. Vaughan was the Director for Distance Education and Learning Technologies at Memorial University, serving in that role from 2001-2011.
Technology is pervasive in our daily lives and it is key in post-secondary education to utilize the technologies which will enhance the learning experience. Dr. Vaughan stressed the objective is to find technologies which improve learning and understanding - not technology merely for technology sake. Good teaching is good teaching - regardless of the mode of delivery.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University; certificates in Public Administration and Business from Memorial University; a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters certificate in Project Management from York University/Memorial University. Continuing on her lifelong learning journey, in 2015 Ann Marie received her doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Calgary.
A strong College cannot be created in an insular culture. Locally, Dr. Vaughan hopes to gain an understanding of what motivates businesses to stay in the region, strengthen relationships with employers and align the College’s training to keep it relevant to industries’ changing needs – today’s and tomorrow’s. Graduates must be prepared for the needs of the community. Dr. Vaughan’s Top Three Passions in Education:
Dr. Vaughan’s experience with distance education and international studies will be a valuable resource as the College continues to expand its reach around the world. Last year Loyalist welcomed 100 international students to the campus - this year there are 300.
Student Development - this is core to who I am and actually drove me to this profession. I had the opportunity to be mentored by wonderful people and I truly wish this for all students.
“Engagement is important to me – our view of the world always needs to broaden,” said Dr. Vaughan. “International students bring another dimension to the College, an amazing learning opportunity for everyone. Higher education is about transforming lives in a positive way – academically and socially.”
Entrepreneurship - I want to see students encouraged to think creatively and have the confidence to know they can start their own business or to understand what motivates a business so they can contribute to that. External thinking with internal focus. Engagement - between students, faculty, staff, community and beyond. We need to expand our view of the world and think about how we see Loyalist fitting into those changes.
Loyalist College offers more than 60 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, in addition to continuing education opportunities through more than 70 university transfer agreements.
“One of my strongest beliefs is the importance of being actively engaged with students, faculty and staff – I am focused on building these relationships,” explained Dr. Vaughan. “It’s imperative that everything we do points to student success. This philosophy is not new to Loyalist. You can see and feel the commitment the College community has to the students. Academics, athletics and student government – I am seeing a powerful connectedness, an environment that incubates leaders and prepares them to move forward with confidence.” 23
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People are makin’ music throughout our City – rock, jazz, classical, blues, celtic you name it, we’ve got it. Sometimes the venues are grand, large-staged theatres, others a simple gathering spot to jam. To those bringing these positive ‘notes’ into our community, thank you. Here are just a few we’ve been enjoying. TABITHA SAVIC
QUINTE SYMPHONY IN CHAPTERS
JOEL MOLLOY AND FAMILY
NIGHT KITCHEN TOO IN PINNACLE PLAYHOUSE THE FARSIDE
RED LION PUB
THE BEAUFORT PUB
BLUES LEGEND & ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER, BUDDY GUY
E M P I R E T H E AT R E CHRIS MCLEOD
CARPE DIEM STRING ENSEMBLE
JOHN M. PARROTT ART GALLERY
QUINTE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL BAND
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QUINTE IRISH CANADIAN SOCIETY
a guide to lead the way
Adam Peloso Permit Clerk at City Hall
City of Belleville development in just two years
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your plans and have staff outline what you need to bring with you on your first visit. This saves time and lets you arrive at City Hall, feeling more confident and prepared than arriving empty handed, not knowing what to expect.
Typically, building contractors are familiar with the requirements necessary to build within the City. Although the process is complex, they usually come to City Hall with their paper work intact, prepared to file their information and obtain the necessary permits and inspections. However, the Building Code changes from time to time so even seasoned contractors are encouraged to talk with the Permit Clerk, Adam Peloso or one of the inspectors to ensure everything is in place.
Don’t be concerned if you don’t know what questions to ask. Adam will help you determine the processes that apply to your particular project and what procedures you will need to follow – the forms you will need to complete and the paperwork you will need to provide.
Home owners wishing to do a new build, demolition or renovation, are often overwhelmed by the process. Having never worked in the construction field they don’t know where to start, how to follow or interpret the Ontario Building Code, or simply, what questions to ask. That’s where Adam can help once again. He can be your guide through the process, simplifying the complex and helping to make your experience a positive and informative one.
The building permit process is in place to ensure all buildings and structures are safe and appropriately accessible. The Ontario Building Code can be difficult to understand and interpret, especially when the construction process becomes complex. Adam is your primary source of information when it comes to understanding the building process. Give him a call or stop by to discuss your next builiding project.
Adam recommends you start by phoning the Building Department. This gives you the opportunity to explain
Adam’s contact information: 613-967-3200, ext. 3230 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANYONE EMBARKING ON A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, EXPERIENCED OR NOT, IS ENCOURAGED TO GIVE THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT A CALL AND THEY’LL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.
TWO NEW PROVINCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE STUDIES U N D E R WAY I N B E L L E V I L L E Widening of Highway 401 through Belleville and Improvements to the Highway 62 Norris Whitney Bridge On behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), MMM Group is currently undertaking two preliminary design and environmental assessment studies in Belleville and the surrounding area. The first study will review alternatives for the widening of Highway 401 from Wallbridge-Loyalist Road to approximately 5 km east of Highway 37 and the second study will identify improvements to the Highway 62 Norris Whitney Bridge. Both studies are being carried out as Group ‘B’ environmental assessments under the MTO Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities. The Highway 401 project will study an initial widening of the highway from four to six lanes and widening from six to eight lanes in the longer term. Improvements to interchanges and bridges within the study area will be required to accommodate the widening and improve traffic operations. The study will also identify new interchange requirements, including accommodating the proposed Belleville East Arterial Road (‘BEAR’) east of Highway 37. For more information, and to become involved in this study, please visit the project website at www.Hwy401Belleville.ca and follow us on Twitter @401belleville.
NORRIS WHITNEY BRIDGE
The Highway 62 Norris Whitney Bridge is a vital link between Belleville and Prince Edward County for both residents and visitors. Opened in 1982, the bridge will require major rehabilitation work in the coming years and this study will examine the structural and traffic operation needs of the bridge in both the short and long term. Alternatives to improve the Norris Whitney Bridge will include rehabilitation, widening, twinning or replacement. For more information, and to become involved in this study, please visit the project website at www.Hwy62NorrisWhitney.ca and follow us on Twitter @62norriswhitney. Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held for each project and the Project Team welcomes your participation in both studies. Notices of the PICs will be published in the Belleville Intelligencer, Belleville Community Press and the Picton Gazette, as well as on the project websites and Twitter accounts prior to each PIC.
We are interested in hearing any comments you may have regarding these two studies. If you wish to obtain additional information, provide comments, or add your name to the contact list for either project please contact us at:
info@Hwy401Belleville.ca or i n f o @ H w y 6 2 N o r r i s w h i t n e y. c a
POSTE IT NOTE on Belleville Business “This is a good time to be in Belleville and all of our indicators point toward growth for the region.” Karen Poste Manager, Economic and Strategic Initiatives
Full Steam Ahead permit for a 150,000 square foot expansion at Procter and Gamble. It’s reassuring to see private development leading the way in terms of new investment in our City. These are strong votes of confidence in Belleville that aren’t just talk but real substantial investments which will mean job stability, job growth, wealth distribution and economic diversity for the entire region.
With all the craziness and uncertainty happening in the world it can be difficult to maintain the optimism most of us cherish. Surprising election outcomes and senseless acts of violence are just the start of the many unpredictable happenings that can shape how, and if we can, move forward. When I start to feel overwhelmed and the gloom tries to set in, I take comfort in what I see happening in our businesses. I can tell you for certain - local business is moving ahead, achieving, adapting, innovating and excelling, often at things they’ve never done before, all with the goal of achieving business excellence. Despite the uncertainty, they continue to keep their heads down, their eye on the prize and they move this community forward like no other group can.
I often think back to the economic modelling we did in my high school economics class (See Mr. Destun, I was paying attention!) and I take comfort in knowing the ups and downs of the economy are really just natural reactions, accelerations and corrections that will help to move business forward. Some are more dramatic than others, there are always winners and losers in the scenarios but history shows that overall, things tend to get better with time. This is a good time to be in Belleville and all of our indicators point toward growth for the region.
Evidence of this can be found in many areas including our building permit statistics. The City issued building permits for approximately $121 million in construction activity in 2016. Almost 90% of that was private sector construction – new investment in our community. The trend continues as permits for the first month of 2017 have been issued for over $12 million in construction value, including a large
Our community should rest a bit easier knowing just how dedicated, prepared, ingenious and committed to excellence the business leaders and the workforce in our community are.
CELEBRATION T E L L U S W H AT YOU L O V E MOST ABOUT
Throughout 2017, the City of Belleville is celebrating its 200th birthday. To help celebrate, we are sharing 200 unique stories of people who live, work and play in The Friendly City. Weâ€™d love to hear your story too!
Just a few great things you don’t want to miss! MARCH
BELLEVILLE DOWNTOWN DOCFEST March 3, 4 & 5 downtowndocfest.ca GALA IN SUPPORT OF THE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION March 4 EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER March 4, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Local Food Bank Fundraiser Loyalist College ANNUAL QUINTE SPORTSMAN BOAT & RV SHOW March 10, 11 & 12 Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre SHAKEN NOT STIRRED March 29, Girls’ Night Out Details: Alzheimer Society of HPE
QUINTE REGIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR April 1 11:00AM - 3:00PM Loyalist College HOSPICE QUINTE’S 2017 GALA: ‘UNDER THE BIG TOP’ April 1, Belleville Armouries 613-966-6610 ext. 224 YMCA POLAR DIP April 1 11:00AM (Herchimer Ave. & Keegan Parkway) 2017 QUINTE HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOW April 7, 8 & 9 Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre TRASH BASH April 22 GO FLY A KITE April 23 - Kiwanis QUINTE REGION SPRING CAREER & TRAINING FAIR April 27 Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre quintecareerfair.ca
BELLEVILLE & DISTRICT KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW May 26, 27 & 28 Thurlow Park FAMILY ARTFEST May 27 West Zwick’s Centennial Park
STRUT FOR STRAYS June 3 West Zwick’s Centennial Park LION’S CAR SHOW June 4 West Zwick’s Centennial Park PRIDE PARTY IN THE PARK June 10 West Zwick’s Centennial Park COPS FOR KIDS FISHING June 10, Victoria Park ART & WINE FESTIVAL June 10, Parking Lot across from City Hall QUINTE TOY CON June 11 Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre QUINTE BASS ANGLERS June 17, Herchimer Avenue Boat Launch CANADA 150 MOVIE NIGHT June 29, West Zwick’s Centennial Park CANADA 150 CONCERT June 30, West Zwick’s Centennial Park BERKLEY FISHING TOURNAMENT June 30, July 1 & 2 Herchimer Boat Launch
CANADA DAY July 1, West Zwick’s Centennial Park WATERFRONT & ETHNIC FESTIVAL July 6-9, West Zwick’s Centennial Park WHEELS ON THE BAY July 21-23, West Zwick’s Centennial Park