Nustadia Recreation Inc. (NRI) worked with Membertou First Nation, an urban and progressive Mi’kmaq community located on Unama’ki – Cape Breton Island, since 2011 completing a feasibility study of the arena marketplace in Cape Breton. Once development started NRI worked with Membertou as a Pre-opening consultant to review architectural drawings, FF&E, business development, staff hiring and ice allocation through a Community Access Plan.
The Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre has two NHL standard ice surfaces, spectator seating for 1,250 and 250 respectively. A 6,000 SF YMCA complete with cardio, workout equipment and yoga studio, 3 large community rooms and a walking track make this facility one of a kind for Cape Breton!
NRI was retained by Membertou to set up the operations of the facility and train the staff in the short term, turning over the operations to the Band after a two year period.