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Thursday, June 2, 2016
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June 2, 2016

Your Active New West seeks input on the renewal of Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre

New Westminster – The City of New Westminster has commenced the initial phase of consultation to inform the planning for the renewal of Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre. The Your Active New West community engagement process will include an online public survey, an open house, stakeholder consultations, and several engagement opportunities at local community events throughout the early summer. The City has retained HCMA Architecture and Design to facilitate the public engagement process.

“As part of this first phase of consultation, we want to ensure that the renewal of Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre reflects the values, needs, and identity of our community,” said Dean Gibson, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We want to hear from all members of the community, both users and non-users, to share their feedback and help form a vision for the future of these facilities.”

Offering a variety of fitness, community, and aquatic programs, the Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre are among New Westminster’s oldest community recreation and aquatic facilities. Built in 1973 and 1967 respectively, both facilities have been identified as being in a state of decline following a series of assessment and feasibility studies. Due to aging infrastructure, New Westminster City Council has provided direction to staff to move forward with the consultation process to ensure that these facilities continue to meet the current and anticipated future recreational needs of the community.

“Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre are two integral civic facilities and play an important role in contributing to a healthy, active and engaged community,” said Mayor Jonathan X. Coté. “The renewal of these facilities has been identified as a strategic priority for Council and I’m very eager to begin preliminary consultation and planning for this project.”

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Dean Gibson
Director, Parks and Recreation
City of New Westminster