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Successful Workshop Event

16th April 2012

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Community Day 26th February 2012
With so much controversy around at the moment with respect to relations between MAHR and the local community, Directors of the Aviemore Sports Centre project rightly wondered how many people would turn up to their Community Consultation Day at the Peregrine Suite, MAHR. They needn’t have worried! From the moment the doors opened at 1pm there was a steady stream of people keen to find out more about the project.

Around 200 people were given an opportunity to have their say about what they would (and wouldn’t) wish to see in their local Sports Centre. With support from The Glasshouse, a national charity working to help people make better buildings, spaces, homes and neighbourhoods, everyone was able to indulge their creative side and think about how the building might look. In addition, a scale model of the site was available, allowing folks to think through the possibilities of how to fit everything into the building space. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of blue sky thinking….! The event gave everyone a unique opportunity to feel part of the proposed development.

The Board of Directors were on hand to answer the many questions posed and were delighted by the enthusiasm and support evident throughout the day. New members and volunteers were recruited. Yvonne Birnie, Vice-Chair of ASC, was quick to point out that she had never doubted the support of the local community but said “I was thrilled by the support we got on the day. Local families came along and everyone joined in enthusiastically. It was a very successful event.”

Anyone who missed out, but would like to become involved with the project, should contact Yvonne on 07711318016. email:

The Board would like to thanks all who attended for their support.

Community Engagement Event – 26th February 2012

8th February 2012

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By the time we hold the above event, we hope to have signed the lease for the land on which the new Aviemore Sports Centre and Ice Rink will be built. Exciting times!

As a community we now have the opportunity to input our thoughts and wishes for the type of centre we want. On 26th February we invite everyone to come along to the Peregrine Suite at MAHR and have their say on how they want their new centre to look and feel and the types of activity you hope will be catered for in the Centre.

This will be a fun event. Bring along the kids: their input is welcome too.

The day will be guided by a team from The Glasshouse which is a national charity working to help people make better buildings, spaces, homes and neighbourhoods. They believe in the power of community led design to transform places and bring positive and lasting change to local people. In addition, the Board of Aviemore Sports Centre will be on hand to answer your questions and encourage participation.

Why not pop in anytime between 1- 8pm. We’d love to see you, hear what you think and help you to make a real contribution to moving this exciting and vital project forward.

See you on the 26th!

Download the event flyer (Word document)

Volunteer at the event

Helping Without Costing

19th October 2010

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Caledonian 100 report in paper

A big thank you to the 15 volunteers who helped with event registration & course marshaling for the Caledonian 100 ( on the first weekend in October.

It was a great effort by the team of volunteers, who braved some bracing weather & an early morning start on the Saturday to raise approximately £1,500. The event participants really appreciated the support & encouragement of our volunteer team.

Around 100 people, in teams of 4, walked 100km across the Cairngorms, starting in Aviemore at 8am on Sat morning and finishing in Braemar on Sunday lunchtime. There are some great photos of the event, which can be viewed at

If you missed your chance to volunteer this year, don’t fret – the event is happening again on the last weekend in September 2011 & we hope to be involved.

Caledonian 100 Route

ASC: Charity Golf Tournament, Tuesday 21st September 2010 Spey Valley Championship Course

18th October 2010

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Group who took part in ASC Golf Event

ASC’s first fundraising event was a Big Hit.

A golf tournament was held on Tuesday 21st September 2010 on the spectacular Spey Valley Championship Golf Course, which has been recently voted one of the best in Scotland by Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.

Seventy-nine golfers booked to play and amazingly 79 golfers hit Spey Valley’s fairways and more amazingly the weather was in suppot too with the day of the competition being the only dry day in nearly two weeks.

The event raised over £1100 pounds; £790 was raised directly from the £10 donation and £200 was raised from the “Bunker Fines” imposed by our Financial Director and the remainder will be collected from Gift-Aid.   These funds mean that ASC can move forward with plans to buy branded merchandise for sale through our website to assist us with further fundraising efforts.

Launch of ASCP Website

14th October 2010

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ASCP on the village green

The Aviemore Sports Centre Project held an outdoor drop in day on the Aviemore Village Green in May 2010. The Directors of the project used the event to launch the production of the new fully upgraded Aviemore Sports Centre Project website and the development of the new Aviemore Sports Centre Logo branding. Members of the project were on hand all day to answer questions, talk about the project, hand out promotional items and generally raise the profile of the project. The day was well received by the community with many people dropping by to show their support for the project.

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