La Salle’s new community centre is being named the LSCU Complex after the La Salle Credit Union donated $100,000 for the naming rights.
"It’s a community investment and a very reasonable cost," La Salle Credit Union CEO Daniel Dion said, adding that the donation is spread over 20 years.
Dion, a La Salle resident, said the majority of the credit union’s 2,500 members also live in the area, and most will be using the new facility that’s set to hold its grand opening on Feb. 8. He believes the members will support this investment.
"I’ll be proud to have our initials on the side of the building and our logo on the door," Dion said.
LSCU Complex board chair James Pollard is pleased with the donation.
"This will allow us to get significantly closer to fully equipping our new recreation and fitness centre," he said.
The community centre’s board has been seeking corporate and private donations in recent months to purchase equipment needed to offer a range of programs and services when the centre opens.
The LSCU Complex will include a full-size gymnasium, fitness centre, multi-purpose room, kitchen, change rooms, outdoor asphalt rink and tennis courts and softball and football fields.