Next week residents are invited to attend a free celebration as Malton Arena and Wildwood Park are both officially renamed to the Paul Coffey Arena and Paul Coffey Park. The evening event will honour the home-grown hockey defenceman while unveiling the improved look and feel of the arena and park to the community.
Official renaming of Malton Arena and Wildwood Park to Paul Coffey Arena and Paul Coffey Park
Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5 to 9 p.m.
|5 p.m.||Free BBQ
|6 p.m.||Musical performance by Hotel California|
|7 p.m.||Official Ceremony|
|7:30 p.m.||Musical performance by Newton’s Grove School|
|8 p.m.||Musical performance by Hotel California|
|9 p.m.||Fireworks display show|
Following the official ceremony, the celebration will continue with inflatables for kids, activities, live musical performances and a free BBQ courtesy of Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish.
3430 Derry Rd E.
- Mayor Bonnie Crombie
- Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish
- Members of Council
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, MP for Mississauga–Malton and Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
- Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion
- Paul Coffey
- Radio host and comedian, Mike Bullard
Coffey, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, grew up in Malton where he played for the Mississauga Hockey League. He went on to play 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), where he won four Stanley Cups and played in 14 NHL All-Star Games.
The renaming and improvements made to the arena and park, were part of the MyMalton Vision project, created to direct future growth and revitalization with Malton.
Improvements to the Arena and Park
Improvements to the arena include new exterior cladding, a fully accessible lobby washroom, new signage, landscaping and walkway improvements. A sixty-four foot long mural has also been painted by local artists on the exterior of the arena to showcase the beauty and rich history of Malton. A new playground will be built in the future through local fundraising efforts.
A Master Plan and Transition Plan will be undertaken to guide the future development, recreational needs, land management, preservation and enhancement of the natural heritage and cultural assets of the park and arena.