The Future New West Aquatics & Community Centre

Welcome to The Future New West Aquatics and Community Centre website – the source for information as we explore ways to build on the rich sporting tradition of The Canada Games Pool (CGP) and Centennial Community Centre (CCC). These two facilities are an important part of active, healthy living in New Westminster – yet both are aging and in a state of decline.

Community Update – December 2018

Over the past year, significant work has taken place on advancing the New Westminster Aquatics and Community Centre project.

This spring, a broad community and stakeholder engagement process was held to check-in with the community on the proposed program concept for the new facility. Throughout the engagement process, the community demonstrated strong support for the proposed project and design concept. However, there was also desire from the Hyack Swim Club for an enhanced facility that would support local and regional level swimming competitions.

As a result, New Westminster City Council passed a recommendation to pursue two design options for the new facility: a community recreation facility that is consistent with the results of the community engagement process; and a design option  that includes community recreation components included in option 1 with augmented competition components. The second design option is contingent on the City of New Westminster successfully obtaining significant senior Government grant funding.

For more information and updates on the project, along with upcoming next steps, please visit the current status page of our website.