Minoru Centre for Active Living to partially open March 1120 February 2019
The new Minoru Centre for Active Living will partially open to the public at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 11. The facility’s seniors centre and events centre will open at this time. The aquatics and fitness centres within the facility will open at a later date.
During commissioning work, it was discovered that the concrete base had shifted on one of the six pools within the facility’s aquatics centre. Opening of the aquatics centre has been postponed to allow for necessary repairs to be completed to the pool. An assessment is underway to determine the scope of required repairs and develop an implementation plan and schedule. A timeline for completion will be determined after completion of the assessment.
The seniors centre within the facility will provide expanded service for the fastest growing segment of Richmond’s population. Built over two storeys, the seniors centre will provide double the program space of the existing Minoru Place Activity Centre.
The seniors centre includes a lounge, full-service cafe, a range of activity rooms, including an arts studio, woodworking shop, billiards room, multipurpose rooms and a dedicated entrance and lobby. In partnership with the City, the Minoru Seniors Society will provide a comprehensive and expanded range of programs and services through the new facility. Existing registered programs and services at Minoru Place Activity Centre will transition to the new facility as of March 11.
The events centre within the facility will also open on March 11. It includes eight team rooms and a multipurpose space for sport field and other users. The events centre supports tournaments and activities on the adjacent artificial turf fields, Clement Oval and other park facilities. The City previously completed redevelopment of artificial turf fields, field lighting and other sports fields within Minoru Park as part of this project.
An opening for the aquatics and fitness centres within the complex will be announced once confirmed. In the interim, regular aquatics programs will continue to be scheduled at Minoru Aquatic Centre. Refunds will be available for those who registered in anticipation of the programs being offered in the new facility.
For more information on the Minoru Centre for Active Living and updates on the opening visit the facility’s website at minorucentre.ca.