City Buys Back Memorial Arena From SASLAA

The City of Salmon Arm has reached a deal with the Salmon Arm & Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association for the purchase of the SASCU Indoor Sports Complex, also known as the old Memorial Arena.

Mayor Nancy Cooper says that the City bought the structure back for almost the exact price it was sold for originally "We paid $420,000 for the Arena, plus the piece of laneway that we needed as well."

Cooper says that this deal will allow the City to help improve the building that carries so much history "We know that this facility needs improvements, and we want to be able to do those improvements in order to extend the life of the building."

The Mayor says that the plan is for the building to continue its current role for the number of groups making use of that space.