The City of Winnipeg will be getting out of the arena "business" by divesting the 15 City owned arenas to another party.
The process has begun with a tender process to determine interest.
The concern is accessibility which can be addressed through local non-profit partnership rather than the preferred choice of privately owned four-plex arenas.
For more information on the tender go to: http://www.winnipeg.ca/MatMgt/FolderContents.asp?FOLDER_NAME=430-2011&YEAR=2011
I will be requesting the opportunity to review the applications to ensure that the recommendations are based on merit and adequately addresses accessibility barriers.