Our Common Goal
Home to memories and dreams, the Border Arena has been bringing young and old on both sides of the border together for over 55 years. From the legendary Maurice "Rocket" Richard scoring at the inaugural game to peewee leaguers suiting up for the first time, the Border Arena has earned a special place in our hearts. But the Old Barn has seen better days. As a community we deserve a new and modern arena. One to inspire youth. One to bring our communities together. One to make us proud.
Understanding the need and urgency for a new arena, business and community leaders have united to launch Our Common Goal campaign. This $3 million initiative will help build our new arena. Recognizing the important role sports and physical activity play in the lives of our youth, former long time resident and coaching legend Pat Burns has enthusiastically endorsed this project by lending his name to the arena. Now it's your turn to help make the Pat Burns Arena a reality. Pat Burns summarized it the best.
It's about young kids learning to become healthy, responsible, fair and disciplined citizens thanks to this great game and the volunteer coaches and parents who make it happen.
Without a proper facility, this can't happen. I hope you'll help us build this new facility that will help local youth and families feel pride in their community and learn to love the game that has given so much to me over the years"
The community and businesses completed this goal with the grand opening on Sept 25th 2011 . Go kids Go!