Project Overview

Learn more about təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre including features of the new facility, construction updates, the meaning behind the name, and the work that has been achieved to date.

The Facility

The new 10,644 square metre aquatic and community centre has been carefully designed to meet the needs and priorities of our community. Informed by the findings from the public engagement process, along with a demand study, the new facility integrates principles of flexibility, accessibility, sustainability, social connection and connectivity to nature.

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About Our Name

The City of New Westminster is pleased to announce that the name of the new aquatic and community centre in New Westminster will be təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre. The name is the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ word for “sea otter house.” Find out about the naming process, meaning and how to pronounce təməsew̓txʷ

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The new aquatics and community centre is currently being built next to Centennial Community Centre at the corner of East Sixth Avenue and McBride Boulevard. Learn more about the construction timeline and project impacts.

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How We Got Here

In the spring of 2019 the City of New Westminster conducted a broad community engagement process to check-in with the community about the developing design for the NWACC. The process included public information sessions, an online survey, presentations to City Committees, engagement with the NWACC Advisory Panel, the formation of an advisory panel regarding Privacy Swims, engagement with the Muslim community and urban Indigenous engagement.

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Key Reports

Collection of important milestones and dates related to the project.

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Advisory Panel

The City of New Westminster created an advisory panel for the replacement of the Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre. The purpose of the advisory panel was to provide Parks and Recreation staff with a user-based perspective for the planning of the new facility.

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