Statement from The Office of The Mayor

Following the Council’s resolution of January 8, 2024, to support the Collingwood Blues Team and request the Ontario Junior Hockey League to extend the deadline for the Team to commit to the 2024-2025 season, I am pleased to share that the Blues have now confirmed that the extension request is no longer necessary.

The Blues have advised the Town that they are committed to the league and our community for the 2024-25 season and that they look forward to finalizing the negotiations for the use of the Town’s Eddie Bush Memorial Arena as soon as possible.

Council has identified a few important items within the existing 2019 contract for review that will ensure the Team, stakeholders, and the community a successful outcome. Negotiations are forthcoming and we’re hopeful that a mutually beneficial agreement will be finalized shortly.

Council wishes the Blues continued success in their amazing season!Yvonne Hamlin
Mayor

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