Idea #28 - Redeveloping Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre

Move forward with the redevelopment of the new Aquatic and Community Centre to replace the existing Canada Games Pool.

"Going ahead with the redevelopment of the Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre should be one of our city’s top priorities.  Both facilities are reaching the end of their life and this important project will help address the growing demand for recreation services in our community." Jonathan X. Cote

Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre have served thousands of people in our community for decades. Over the past few years the City of New Westminster has been engaging with the public about the replacement of these facilities, and it’s time to move forward with this replacement project. The new facility is planned to be 65% larger than the existing facilities and will be designed to meet the growing recreational needs of the community. The City has also proposed a program to address our community’s various needs for aquatic and fitness programs. If we are able to obtain federal and provincial support, the facility will also be considered for enhancements to bring it up to modern standards for international competition. The elements and programs that are being considered for the new aquatic and community centre include:

AQUATICS – LEISURE 

  • Leisure swimming
  • Lessons
  • Warm-up/down
  • Therapy
  • Sauna & steam rooms
  • Lazy river
  • Hot pools
  • Tot zone

 

AQUATICS – PROGRAM TANK 50M

  • Length swimming
  • Aquatic group fitness
  • Swim lessons
  • Leisure diving

 

AQUATICS – CHANGE ROOMS

  • Universal access

 

FITNESS

  • Cardio
  • Spin
  • Free weights
  • Stretching

 

COMMUNITY – WELCOME CENTRE

  • Informal social gathering
  • Community events
  • Cafe

 

COMMUNITY – GYMNASIUM

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Pickleball
  • Badminton
  • Floor hockey
  • Other non-sport activities

 

COMMUNITY – MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMS

  • Arts and crafts
  • Childminding
  • Group fitness classes
  • Meetings
  • Bookable spaces

 

COMMUNITY – CHILDCARE

  • Daycare
  • Outdoor play space