The official ribbon cutting for the BMO Centre in Bedford West takes place tonight at 6. Mayor Peter Kelly and area MLA Mat Whynot are among the dignitaries scheduled to be on hand for the event.

Other than $2 million from the province, HRM is shouldering the entire cost of the $40-million facility located off the Hammonds Plains Road at Gary Martin Drive.

The facility includes four NHL-sized rink surfaces, four competition beach volleyball courts, a sports retail store and a canteen.