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Volunteer Opportunity – New Westminster Aquatics & Community Centre Advisory Panel

The City of New Westminster is looking for applicants to participate on an advisory panel for the construction of the New Westminster aquatics and community centre.  This advisory panel will provide feedback to Parks and Recreation staff based on user experience at the existing facilities to help inform and guide planning for the new facility.

The priority will be to ensure all Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre activities are represented on the advisory panel. The expected commitment will be approximately two hours per month for one year.

All applicants must submit a brief personal resume and a cover letter that identifies how you currently use the Canada Games Pool and/or Centennial Community Centre and why you are interested in participating on this advisory panel. A brief interview will also be required.  To apply, please email required information to active@newwwestcity.ca, or mail or drop-off at the Parks and Recreation administration office located at 600 Eighth Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 3S2.

The City of New Westminster welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applications must be received by the Parks and Recreation Department no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Background

From February to April of 2018, the City of New Westminster led a broad community and stakeholder engagement process which aimed to:

  • Update the community on the process and decisions made to date
  • Check-in with the community about the feasibility study and recommended option
  • Explore trade-offs and how the community’s values will be reflected in the facility and programming
  • Provide the community with information and check-in expectations about costs

The most recent engagement efforts involved a wide range of strategies for collecting input, including:

  • An online survey (over 1000 responses submitted)
  • Pop-up events (Easter in the Park at Queen’s Park, Centennial Community Centre, Canada Games Pool, Queensborough Community Centre)
  • Three public meetings and workshops
  • Stakeholder workshops (Parks and Recreation Advisory committee, Youth Advisory committee, Multicultural Advisory Committee, Glenbrook GSA, Community and Social Issues Committee, Seniors Advisory Committee, Royal City Curling, Justice Institute, Parks and Recreation Staff, Hyack Swim club, Health community Committee, Access Ability Advisory Committee, New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services, Westminster Judo Club and Judo BC)
  • Various other methods of communication and outreach (social media, fact sheets, postcards, project brochures, sandwich boards, a dedicated project microsite).

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This phase of consultation has now concluded. A summary of information and the outcomes from the engagement process can be found in the HCMA Public Engagement Report – June2018

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts and ideas about the future New West aquatics and community centre.

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Read the full 2017 Feasibility Study (PDF – 4.7 MB)

Download the project at a glance (PDF – 4.4 MB)