West Shore Parks and Recreation Society is seeking naming rights partnership for Bear Mountain Arena


October 1, 2013, VICTORIA, BC,  – West Shore Parks and Recreation Society is pleased to announce its search for a naming rights partner for Vancouver Island’s premier mid-sized Arena. The 3,000 spectator venue currently known as “Bear Mountain Arena” is located at West Shore Parks and Recreation, 1767 Island Highway, Colwood, BC.

The beautifully designed venue built in 2004 stands out among the wide variety of facilities on one of the most comprehensive single-site recreation centres in BC. This unique opportunity has incredible potential for partnership and community involvement. The naming rights package provides exposure through local, provincial and national events and their subsequent media coverage.

The Arena is currently home to major tenants including the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL Jr. “A” Hockey) and the Victoria Senior Shamrocks (WLA Senior “A” Lacrosse), both of which have a great local and regional following and attract upwards of 2,200 fans a game for regular season play. “The Arena is a sought after destination for hockey and lacrosse but also accommodates a variety of concerts, tradeshows, large conferences and specialty sporting events – imagine having your business name attached to that”, said Linda Barnes, West Shore Parks and Recreation Society Administrator.

“This is a great marketing for any business”, said Rob Martin, West Shore Parks and Recreation Society Board Chair and member of the Naming Rights Advisory Committee. “Being part of this exciting partnership will put your company’s name in front of thousands of people who attend any of the arena’s events every year, not to mention all the traffic that will pass the building while using the surrounding facilities.”

West Shore Parks and Recreation is committed to building healthy lifestyles and a strong community in the West Shore and is looking for the right partner to work with in this business opportunity. “We are hoping local business and possibly even larger companies or philanthropists will be looking for just this type of business partnership”, says Barnes.

Evaluation and selection of the proposals received will be led by a Naming Rights Advisory Committee comprised of West Shore Parks and Recreation Society staff and Board Members.

Find more information on the Request for Proposal at http://www.westshorerecreation.ca/business

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.