Canada confirms support for a new community, culture and recreation centre for seniors in South Vancouver
Vancouver:The Government of Canada continues to invest in local infrastructure during this unprecedented time to meet the needs of communities, enhance quality of life, and support economic recovery from COVID-19.
Today, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and His Worship Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of Vancouver, announced support for a new seniors centre to meet the neighbourhood’s growing needs for a facility dedicated to community, culture and recreation programs for seniors in South Vancouver.
The new seniors centre will be approximately 10,000 square feet to maximize programming, and will be adjacent to the existing Sunset Community Centre. The new facility will include multi-purpose flexible rooms, two activity rooms, a fitness room, a commercial kitchen, a lobby and café, a lounge area, as well as outdoor spaces for walking, gardening, and gathering. The centre will also include supporting spaces such as offices, reception, storage, washrooms and service rooms. This new facility will welcome seniors of all ages, with a wide range of interests, abilities, cultures, and languages.
The Government of Canada has approved in principle an investment of over $5.2 million in this project through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream. Federal funding is contingent on a contribution agreement signed by both parties. The City of Vancouver is providing $4.0 million towards the project.