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New sports facility to be named the Irving Oil Field House

Saint John, NB – Today, Irving Oil and the Greater Saint John Field House announced a partnership which will see the new facility officially named the Irving Oil Field House.

The 127,000-square-foot facility, operated by the YMCA of Greater Saint John, includes two artificial turf surfaces, a walking track, a fitness centre, child-care and after-school programs, as well as Newcomer Connections services.

“At Irving Oil, we see great value in new and innovative partnerships with organizations that share our company’s goal of building strong, thriving communities,” says Ian Whitcomb, President of Irving Oil. “We look forward to all the benefits the new facility will bring to our city, our province and the wider Atlantic Canadian region.”

As a longtime supporter of the YMCA of Greater Saint John, a major contributor to the Saint John Regional Y, and as a founding partner of the Saint John Sea Dogs, the field house partnership is an extension of the company’s continued support of recreational opportunities in Saint John.

“We are really proud to support this wonderful new facility for our community,” says Sarah Irving, Executive Vice-President of Irving Oil. “The Irving Oil Field House represents our ongoing commitment to working together to grow and strengthen our community.”

“This is a monumental day for the field house project, and for our surrounding communities,” says Bill MacMackin, president of the project committee. “The Irving Oil Field House will deliver a world-class experience for members while leaving a lasting positive impact on all the young people the facility will support.”

Located in East Saint John, the Irving Oil Field House is a one-of-a-kind recreation facility, serving people of all ages and abilities. With some areas of the building already in operation, the full facility is expected to open later this fall.

To learn more, visit irvingoilfieldhouse.com.

About Irving Oil
Irving Oil is an international refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. Founded in 1924, Irving Oil operates Canada’s largest refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, along with more than 900 fuelling locations and a network of distribution terminals spanning Eastern Canada and New England. We also operate Ireland’s only refinery, located in the village of Whitegate. In 2019, Irving Oil expanded its presence in Ireland by acquiring Top Oil, a leading supplier of home heating oil, petrol and diesel fuel. Irving Oil established its European operations in 2014 with an office in London, England, and tankage in Amsterdam. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for three consecutive years, we have a strong customer and community focus and are committed to future growth.


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