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Future tennis complex to be in media giants name

By Katie Nicholls Mar 13, 2023 | 2:11 PM

The future tennis complex at Chapples Park will be in the name of Rogers Communications.

Thunder Bay is one of four municipalities across Canada that’s received funding for the Year-Round Community Tennis Courts Program presented by Rogers including Markham, Hamilton and Calgary.

Locally, the project is expected to be completed by 2023-2024 for the fall and winter seasons at a total cost of $3.5 million dollars.

Cash from Rogers & Tennis Canada amounts to a $200,000 grant along with $1M from Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), $500k from Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and pending final signatures, $1.5M from the City of Thunder Bay. There is also an additional $300,000 being invested by private donors and businesses in Thunder Bay.

Ground was officially broken on Monday for the future six-court facility in a soil-turning ceremony.


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