At Monday’s regular City Council meeting, Council will review the operating budget for the Northside Community Centre. The City has entered into an Operating Agreement with the YMCA of Northern Alberta that will see the YMCA lease and operate the facility when it opens in July 2019.
“The YMCA approached us earlier this year about establishing a presence in the community,” said Shelley Gagnon, Recreation, Parks and Culture Manager. “As a result, we explored an operating model that would see them operate the Northside Community Centre.”
Over the past two years, the design for the Northside Community Centre has been refined and the facility will include multi-purpose space that can act as both gymnasium and special event gathering areas, culture programming space, flexible office/meeting rooms, fitness studio, and kitchen teaching space, interactive technology and play space, and a youth drop in area.
As construction nears completion and the building set to open, Council will consider the annual operating budget for the facility: $848,685.
“With the Operating Agreement with the YMCA in place and construction well underway, the budget is the final piece of the puzzle,” said Gagnon. “We’re looking forward to getting the Northside Community Centre open in July to serve the residents of North Red Deer and the broader community.”
More information regarding the agreement with the YMCA, including in-person media availability with The City of Red Deer and YMCA representatives, will be available at the October 29 Council meeting, or see the FAQ Northside Community Centre (pdf)
For more information, please contact:
Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer