The Cloverdale Recreation Centre is finally open to the public! Although this is technically the “soft open”, meaning not all facilities are quite set up and the facility is operating on reduced hours (8am-8pm), go on down to 62 Ave and 176 St, and check it out! The Rec Centre features three gyms, numerous multi-purpose rooms, a pre-school, a youth lounger, senior’s programming, an expansive weight room and fitness centre, and a wellness studio. There’ll be a grand opening event Saturday, May 7th from 11am-2pm.
The long awaited snow storm of 2011 is finally here. While the general public worries about the daunting commute tomorrow, those without a home tonight will be making the trek out to shelters across the region.
Last November, during …
Civic Surrey has obtained a pre-release copy of the SCDC’s brochure outlining the Surrey Civic Centre Development. The project has been tossed around for years under various names, including Central City II or the new City Hall complex, but it appears as though this may be the final version of the plan.
The full document can be viewed and downloaded at the bottom of the post. Below are the main excerpts from the plan.
UPDATE: The Surrey City Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the City, has posted the brochure on its website.
The City of Surrey is continuing to build the Civic Centre Development Project with a $500 million investment to create a vibrant Surrey City Centre. The Civic Centre Development Project will include a new City Hall and Office building, additional space for Simon Fraser University, and a major civic plaza that will become the heart for Surrey’s outdoor events, celebrations and festivities. It will include a Performing Arts Centre with a 1,600 seat flexible theatre and a 250 seat studio theatre; a new Central Library; and, a mixed use building accommodating Hotel/Office facilities. As a part of creating a great, walkable, enjoyable City Centre, it will include a major beautification of King George Highway and significant upgrades to the current Skytrain Station and Bus Transit Exchange.
The Mayor and the President and Vice-Chancellor of SFU signed a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this week, outlining a course of partnership between the two organizations for continued support and expansion in the next two years.
The Memorandum of Understanding …
This new recreation facility is desperately needed for a community of almost 50,000 people and growing.
Cloverdale currently has a small rec centre with a few multi-purpose rooms, an old youth centre and senior’s centre, and an old arena. In …