Thompson

About Thompson - Facilities & Programs

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5151 Granville Avenue
Richmond, B.C. V7C 1E6
Phone: 604-238-8422
Fax: 604-238-8433
Email: thompson@richmond.ca


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Facility Hours 
Monday to Friday 6:00am - 9:45pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 8:45pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 8:45pm

Upcoming Statutory Holiday Hours
Friday, December 23: 6:00am to 9:45pm
Saturday, December 24: 7:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, December 25: Closed
Monday, December 26: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, December 31: 7:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 1, 2017: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Winter & Spring Registration
Winter and Spring 2017 registration has begun. Register early to avoid disappointment! Pick up your Thompson Guide at our front desk today.

Santa Baby Holiday Drive 
We're kicking off our annual holiday initiative in support of the Richmond Food Bank. We are exclusively collecting only baby items such as: baby formula, baby food and cereal, baby diapers and baby wipes. These items are essential for families, but uncommonly donated.
Santa Baby Holiday Drive

From December 5 to December 9, patrons that visit our centre and participate in selected drop in programs can substitute the cost of a program with a donation of a baby item. Monetary donations are also accepted.

On Tuesday, December 6 join us for a Zumba Fundraiser from 9:15-10:15am in our gym (entry only with a donation) Participants will be entered into a draw to win a Thompson gift certificate towards registration of future memberships or programs.

Monday, December 5
Luk Tung Kuen                     8:00-9:00am
Functional Training              9:15-10:15am 
Yoga                                        6:15p-7:30pm  

Tuesday, December 6
Zumba Fundraiser                 9:15-10:15am

Wednesday, December 7
Functional Training               9:15-10:15am
Parent & Tot Playtime           10:40-noon
Run Club                                 6:00-7:30pm

Thursday, December 8
Craft Group                           11:00am-1:30pm
Table Tennis                         11:30am-3:00pm
Youth Pizza Lunch              12:45-1:45pm

Friday, December 9
Strength and Stretch             6:15-7:00am
Ball Workout                           9:15-10:15am
Parent & Tot Playtime           10:40am-noon

Facility Information
The Thompson Community Centre and adjacent park is located where Granville Avenue meets Railway Road with parking accessed off Lynas Lane.

Facilities include a boardroom, games room, banquet hall (large multipurpose room), 4 multipurpose rooms, gymnasium (can be divided into two), fully equipped fitness room, mezzanine, 2 kitchens and 2 outside playgrounds (for children up to five years).

The adjacent park has soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts with lights, a roller hockey/lacrosse box with lights, 2 climbing boulders and walking paths.

A copy of our Seniors Guide can also be found on our Seniors Services Page.
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Programs & Services
Thompson offers a variety of programs and services for all ages. Use the links below to check out all of our pages. For more information or to register, please call our front desk at 604-238-8422. We also welcome questions, suggestions and feedback. You can email us at Thompson@richmond.ca and we will respond within 2 business days.

For other program and service listings see Fitness Schedules and Fees, Racquet Sports, Field Sports, Gymnasium Sports, Preschool & Out of School Care and the Calendar of Community Events 

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Satellite Locations
The Thompson Community Centre offers programs on- and off-site. Following is a list of off-site program locations.

  • Blair School: 6551 Lynas Lane
  • Blundell School: 6480 Blundell Road
  • Brighouse School: 6800 Azure Road
  • Burnett School: 5011 Granville Avenue
  • McKay School: 7360 Lombard Street
  • Spul'u'kwuks School: 5999 Blanshard Drive
  • Thompson School: 6211 Forsythe Crescent

Community Art
The Thompson Community Centre Art Committee was established in 2009 to promote arts in our centre and in the community. This committee has accomplished a lot over the years and we have also had great feedback on the variety of artwork that is being exhibited.

The committee is always open to suggestions from the Thompson community at large and can be contacted at thompsonartcommittee@gmail.com.

Building Architecture
Since its opening in 1995, the unique design of Thompson's building has attracted attention.

Architectural Theme
Thompson Community Centre Complex, with a view to Richmond's history and  the airport's influence on the city, architects, Henriquez Partners, in cooperation with Thompson's Building Committee, created a unique and fitting theme. After superimposing a map of Richmond over the Thompson site plan, Henriquez and Partners set out to recreate the city, airport and all, on a smaller scale.

thompson_distance.jpgWith the pond at the north of the building, and the River Project at the south end, the building represent the arms of the Fraser River. The landscaping, designed by Ito and Associates, is representative of Richmond's geography and landmarks. The gymnasium is the hangar with the multipurpose rooms and public lounges assuming the guise of an old bi-plane, thus completing the desired image: a plane exiting a hangar set to take off over the city. Thompson's newer building is 21,291 square feet, approximately three times the size of the original building. The site (Centre and adjacent park) is 8.1 acres.


Centre Staff

  • Area Coordinator: Sue Varley 
  • Community Facilities Coordinator: Blair Newstead 
  • Community Facilities Coordinator: Renata Turick 
  • Recreation Facility Clerk: Lisa Kemp
  • Recreation Leader: Derrick Bloomfield
  • Fitness Coordinator: Roland Neville
  • Seniors Coordinator: Aliez Kay
  • Youth Development Coordinator: Trevor Kavanagh
  • Community Development Coordinator: Sharlene Singh
  • Preschool Coordinator: Stephanie Reid

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