Border Paving Athletic Centre celebrates grand opening

Border Paving Athletic Centre celebrates grand opening

Ribbon cutting ceremony, tours and demonstrations enjoyed by many

The City of Spruce Grove's newest sports and recreation facility, the Border Paving Athletic Centre, celebrated its grand opening on June 11 as community members enjoyed tours, demonstrations, refreshments and an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Owned and operated by the City, the facility's close proximity to Fuhr Sports Park and the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre will create synergies between all three facilities, becoming a hub of community development and city-wide recreation and leisure. It is also the new home of the City's Recreation Services department.

The Border Paving Athletic Centre offers many amenities to the community, including:

  • A Community Resource Centre (Rec Hub) that provides an environment for sports, recreation and not-for-profit organizations to access resource information and connect to other organizations in the community.
  • Meeting and multi-purpose rooms that are available to rent for programming, meetings, clinics and workshops.
  • Community group opportunities, include an option to lease administrative, storage or program space.
  • Recreation Services office space to provide extended service and community development assistance.

Additionally, the Aerials Gymnastics Club External is a long-term tenant of the Border Paving Athletic Centre. The Aerials have their administrative space, programs and playschool in the facility.

The governments of Canada and Alberta jointly contributed $1 million for the Aerials Gymnastics facility under the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund. The Provincial-Territorial Base Fund is part of the 2007 Building Canada Plan and is designed to address core infrastructure priorities in each jurisdiction.

The total project cost for the entire Border Paving Athletic Centre was $12.5 million, with the City of Spruce Grove funding the balance.

"Infrastructure is more than just roads and bridges," said the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. "Public spaces where people can grow, learn and play are just as important. I'm proud that the Government of Canada supported the construction of the Spruce Grove Aerials Gymnastics facility which, along with the entire Border Paving Athletic Centre, will be used for community sporting and recreational activities long into the future."

"This centre was a labour of love for many of those involved and it fills me with a great deal of pride when I see how this facility is meeting the needs of our community," said Spruce Grove Mayor Stuart Houston. "It's a wonderful example of a collaborative project between various levels of government and the community to create a space that will benefit so many."

Border Paving Athletic Centre Grand Opening
Border Paving Athletic Centre Grand Opening
Border Paving Athletic Centre Grand Opening
Border Paving Athletic Centre Grand Opening
Border Paving Athletic Centre Grand Opening
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Border Paving Athletic Centre Grand Opening
BorBorder Paving Athletic Centre Grand Opening

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