Queens Place - Scheduled for completion in 2011, is a multi-use recreational and community centre to be built in Liverpool and includes a 900-seat NHL size arena with a walking track, an aquatics centre including both a 25 metre, four lane pool, a therapeutic pool, a fitness centre, and a community room.
Fundraising Leadership Team The Fundraising Management Committee for Queens Place, announced by the Region Of Queens on August 14, 2008 comprises of local business and community leaders, and two elected officials, the nine member committee will lead together and serve as the governing body of the campaign for its duration. The Fundraising Management Committee will guide the direction and development of the Campaign for this very exciting and important project. Members in alphabetical order are: John Leefe, Mayor Doug Adams, Councillor & Queens Place Chair Lowell Baker Dr. Andrew Blackadar Dave Kemshead Jean Robinson-Dexter Ulf Snarby Barry Tomalin Sandra Woodford The recruitment of this extraordinary group of volunteers falls close on the heels of the completion of the Queens Place Steering Committee and the Donor Recognition Committee. These two volunteer committees have laid the groundwork for the Queens Place Capital Campaign and their incredible work will be instrumental in helping the Fundraising Management Committee reach the $2 million goal. �We could not be where we are today without the outstanding commitment we�ve been given from our volunteers. We�re also extremely fortunate to have several members of both the Steering and Recognition Committees continue with us to serve on the Fundraising Management Committee� said Doug Adams, Queens Place Committee Chair and councillor. The Steering Committee was formed in May of 2008 and completed their work on August 11, 2008; members were Dr. Thomas Raddall III; Dr. Andrew Blackadar; Ulf Snarby; Dave Kemshead; John Leefe, Mayor; Doug Adams, Deputy Mayor; and David Clattenburg CAO for the Municipality. The Recognition Committee completed their tasks in about 5 weeks through June and July; members were Elizabeth Brown, Kent Nickerson, Jean Robinson-Dexter and Paul Connolly. �This is a very dynamic group of people from our region who are stepping forward to say that they believe in this project and are eager to see it come to fruition.� Queens Place, the multi-use recreation and cultural centre targeted to open in the fall of 2010, is the cornerstone in a plan to see the area revitalized and strong. It has already attracted outside support and investment from developers like Best Western. Greater economic development and a stronger recreation and cultural infrastructure through projects like Queens Place will help keep Queens County a sustainable and thriving community. The Campaign for Queens Place is expected to formally launch shortly.