The G.H. Dawe Community Centre Expansion project was approved in principle as part of the 2021-2029 Capital Plan. The G.H. Dawe Community Centre Expansion project is intended to ensure The City can continue to meet our community’s recreation and fitness needs into the future. The Kinex Arena is nearing the end of its lifespan and the G.H. Dawe Community Centre has been prioritized as a replacement ice surface to ensure that we continue to meet current service levels in the number of ice surfaces available to the community.
In November 2019, City Council approved $5 million for site servicing as part of 2020 Capital Budget deliberations. This work will involve relocating underground utilities including water, sewer and telephone, as well as relocation of a high-pressure gas line by ATCO. Site servicing will also affect existing playgrounds on both school sites. Two new playgrounds will be constructed to replace the existing aging playground infrastructure.
Construction for site servicing will impact the sports fields, including cricket, baseball and soccer, as well as some pedestrian trails. The City is working with site partners and community user groups to minimize the impact of this work as much as possible and to relocate sports activities, where possible.