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Cowichan Aquatic Centre Expansion Now Complete
December 21, 2020
(North Cowichan, B.C.) – The major retrofit and expansion of the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, partly made possible through a $2.377 million Federal Gas Tax Grant, is now complete! This project delivers significant improvements to the facility including an expansion of the competitive pool deck, gym, group fitness rooms, and spin room; along with new folding bleachers and private spaces for fitness consultations.
Construction of the scheduled expansion started on time last June, despite the facility’s closure due to COVID-19. Staff used this time to begin work while minimizing future interruptions to patrons and work was mostly complete when the aquatic centre re-opened to the public in October.
"We are so excited that this construction is now fully complete,” said Mayor Al Siebring. “This well-loved facility has the extra room to accommodate more users and groups so that even more folks can come together in pursuit of health and wellness. In addition, the expansion of the deck and user group space will allow us to bid on more competitive opportunities and enhance our ability to attract more sports tourism,” he concluded.
To find out which recreational programs and services are currently available, and to pre-register, visit: www.northcowichan.ca/recreation.
Al Siebring, Mayor
Municipality of North Cowichan