Brothers Kevin (left) and Barry Schmidt make final adjustments to the new marquee at the Trail Memorial Centre Wednesday. The new electronic sign is controlled by a computer and replaces the old but charming marquee that required each individual letter to be changed by hand.

Brothers Kevin (left) and Barry Schmidt make final adjustments to the new marquee at the Trail Memorial Centre Wednesday. The new electronic sign is controlled by a computer and replaces the old but charming marquee that required each individual letter to be changed by hand.

New sign lights up Trail Memorial Centre

Trail Memorial Centre has a new electronic sign advertising upcoming events.

Trail has put away its trusty ladder and gone high tech with a new electronic marque on the front of the Trail Memorial Centre.

Gone are the days of changing a community message by hand – letter by letter – with the installation the city’s new computerized system to better manage content.

“This update will allow information on the sign to be changed through a computer versus having two staff use ladders to change the content on the sign,” explained Trisha Davison director of Trail Parks and Recreation. “This will also be a much safer way for information to be changed.”

The $30,000 upgrade, part of a Trail Memorial Centre 2011 capital project, will advertise upcoming activities with priority given to events scheduled at city facilities.