UBC renames Thunderbird arena in honour of $10-million gift

August 24, 2009

The University of British Columbia announced Friday that it has renamed its Thunderbird Sports Centre after alumnus Doug Mitchell, whose family, friends and colleagues have pledged $10 million to UBC for the centre. The Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sport Centre will serve as the host hockey and sledge hockey venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. UBC News Release