The official opening weekend of the West Fraser Centre in Quesnel went off with a blast in September. The party included a concert by old-school rockers 54-40, a tailgate party with the first public use of the ice rink, and finished with a hockey game featuring former Vancouver Canucks players. Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer, Ray Ferris, said of Sunday’s festivities: “the venue was full, people were positive. It couldn’t have gone better.”
West Fraser Centre is a focal point for the community with an arena, meeting rooms and an indoor walking track. During the summer, the arena is used for lacrosse, roller derby and community events. Quesnel, BC is home to several mills and our Canadian operations office. West Fraser contributed $1 million to the construction of the centre, with employees contributing to additional community fundraising efforts. Wood is featured as a key structural and finishing component, particularly the slat ceiling assembly. Wood products used in the contruction of the facility came from our facilities around Quesnel. We thank all the West Fraser employees who contributed to the Centre. This fantastic addition to the community will serve local people for decades to come.