The Bonnyville District and Centennial Centre’s new general manager Todd Muir finished his first week on the job, and is bringing his wealth of experience with rec facilities and management to the community.
“I’ve done this pretty well my whole career,” said Muir.
“I started as the Director of Health and Fitness at the “Y” years ago, so that ties into the fitness center here. I was a manager of Canada Olympic Park for a number of years doing special events. I’ve worked with rec centres right across the province, and then looked after them for the City of Moose Jaw, and there I looked after pools, arenas, all very similar stuff.”
Last Tuesday, was Muir’s first day on the job since coming from Moose Jaw. One of the biggest reasons for moving was the chance to be back in his home province in an area he was already familiar with.
“I loved coming back to Alberta. I spent a lot of my career in Edmonton and went to the U of A. We holidayed in Bonnyville near Moose Lake before, and I had used the old gym downtown before the C2 Centre was in place. The job itself seemed to fit very well. I grew up in a small town, Innisfail, so Bonnyville has a lot of similarities to that. I was happy with the guys I met, and the board seemed good, so all of the above,” said Muir.
Muir says that he’s spent most of his career trying to take things to a higher level, and looking for ways to get the most potential out of these recreational centres. He has “lots of plans” moving forward for the C2, but top of mind is preparing for the World Junior A Challenge returning to Bonnyville for the second time in three years.
“Right now I’m digging in with working with the team, working with each department, looking at our events. There’s the World Junior A Challenge in 2018, so we’re making sure we’re well prepared and everything in place with that to support those functions. But I have lots of plans,” said Muir.