It may not be the decision that many in Estevan were looking forward to, but City Council has decided to move forward with the closure of the Civic Auditorium.
"City Council would like to inform the public," shared Mayor Roy Ludwig, "that due to the inability for the City to get adequate insurance coverage, a decision has been made to put out a Request For Proposal for the full decommissioning of the Civic Auditorium."
"A full timeline of how the events over the past year have unfolded can be found on the City website at www.estevan.ca on the main news page. If there are any questions please contact Mayor Roy Ludwig, or City Manager Jeff Ward."
Originally opened on September 26th, 1957, the Civic was home to Estevan Bruins for 54 years until they moved to Affinity Place in 2011. The Estevan Figure Skating Club and many other user groups and events have called the facility home over the last 60 years.
The record for the fastest natural hat trick in the WHL was recorded at the Civic Auditorium in December of 1966 when Jim Harrison with the Estevan Bruins scored three goals in 24 seconds beating the Regina Pats 6-5.