Jan 19, 2009
WATERFORD (CNB) - A contribution of $100,000 will be made toward a new triple chair lift at Poley Mountain, near Sussex. Premier Shawn Graham made the announcement on Saturday, Jan. 17.
"The Province of New Brunswick is proud to be a partner in an important infrastructure improvement project for Poley Mountain," said Graham. "Our investment will help generate employment and tourism for New Brunswick's and the Sussex region's economy."
Graham was joined for the announcement by Minister of Tourism and Parks Stuart Jamieson; Stephen Moffett, president of Poley Mountain's board of directors; and Patrick Oland, of corporate sponsor Moosehead Breweries.
"We would like to thank all our partners, including the Province of New Brunswick, who help improve this resort and the services it offers," said Moffett.
Funding made possible through the Regional Development Corporation was used toward the purchase and installation of the triple lift, which is expected to increase lift capacity to 6,900 people from 5,800 people per hour. The lift will also provide access to six new trails on the west side of the mountain, and will open up more beginner and intermediate terrain for skiers and snowboarders.
"The new Alpine lift at Poley is an excellent fit for Alpine Lager, and we're confident our involvement will benefit both organizations, "said Jim Eagles, vice-president of sales and marketing for Moosehead Breweries.
A previous contribution of $100,000 was made toward this project, bringing the province's total contribution to $200,000.
MEDIA CONTACT: Bruce Macfarlane, Communications New Brunswick, 506-444-4606.