Ever since Fort Nelson’s first recreation centre collapsed back in 2007, the town has been slowly building more and more amenities.
Today, they’re officially unveiling the latest additions to the multi-million dollar Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre.
These include a new pool, walking track, play area for the kids, and a climbing wall.
A fitness centre is almost ready, but will be unveiled soon.
Mayor of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Bill Streeper says he’s proud of what has become the focal point of the town, and it will likely attract new people interested in settling down.
“If people are looking at possibly moving to Fort Nelson, and finding a career here and everything else… And they want to know what amenities are here, you can take them to one spot and say, ‘Have a look at this, and see what you think.'”
He says the most incredible thing about it is how many things there are to do, and for many different people.
“It’s an exciting place. We have a lot of people, when they come up here, the first thing they say is, ‘Wow.’ From about a 6 month old, to someone who is 106, there’s something to do in our recreation centre for everybody.”
The Rotary club also has contributed a jungle gym to this growing facility.
The grand opening today will celebrate the centre with a formal ribbon cutting, tours, and refreshments. It starts at 5 PM today.