Active Living Centre Feasibility Study

The 2018 Recreation Master Plan indicated the need for facility development and specifically the need for the following facilities as the highest priority:
•Aquatic Centre (a NEW pool to increase aquatic use capacity, upgrade existing pool features)
•Gymnasium(s)
•Dedicated Program Spaces 
•Fitness Space
•Indoor Walking / Running Track

Based on community input, the Feasibility Study will outline a Preferred Design Option for the development of a new Active Living Centre and associated costs to build and operate, and will also identify desired upgrades to the Vernon Aquatic Centre.

CLICK TO VIEW DESIGN OPTIONS AND PROJECT STATUS TO DATE

Resident Surveys:

If you received a survey access code in the mail please take the Controlled Survey or type the address https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50070030/activelivingcentre

Controlled Survey - Click Here 

If you didn't receive a survey code in the mail, please take part in the Open Survey that starts March 16, 2020. https://www.engagevernon.ca/active-living-centre/survey_tools/open-survey-active-living-centre-feasibility-study

Open Survey - Click Here 

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Active Living Centre Feasibility study! We’re happy you’re here.  Community input and support for projects like this are vital to their success.   For more information, please keep reading. 

The intended outcome of the Feasibility Study
The Feasibility Study will provide clear direction for Greater Vernon to implement the recommendations and move forward to referendum.  The Feasibility Study will assess the level of community support for:
The development of a new Active Living Centre
Upgrades to the Vernon Aquatic Centre
Funding options (i.e. taxes, user fees, etc.)
Public engagement sessions:

Do you have questions?  Come see us:

  • Coldstream Council Chambers: Tuesday, March 3, 5-7pm
  • BX Elementary School: Thursday, March 12, 5-7pm
  • Community Expo at Kal Tire Place: Saturday, March 14, 10am-5pm
  • Vernon Home Show at Kal Tire Place: Saturday, March 28, 10am-5pm and  Sunday, March 29, 10am-4pm
  • Final Public Open House (what we heard report) Recreation Centre - Auditorium: Sunday, April 19, 9am-1pm

For more information, please visit our public engagement website: www.engagevernon.ca 

Milestones for the Project
Short list of Design Options – November, 2019
  • Feasibility Study Draft 1 – Report – December 20, 2019 
  • Feasibility Study Draft 2 – Report – February 14, 2020
  • Feasibility Study  – Final Report – May 2020 
 

For more information, please contact: Doug Ross  250-550-3687

Frequently Asked Questions
1) When will a final option be presented for the Indoor Recreation Facilities in Greater Vernon?

The preferred option will be presented to the community and the elected officials in the spring of 2020.

2) If a new Active Living Centre is built, where would it be located?

The Kin Race Track lands have been identified as a potential location, however this Feasibility Study will help to determine the location.

3) What will happen to the current Vernon Aquatic Centre?

The Feasibility Study will look at what upgrades need to be made to the current Vernon Aquatic Centre. Options will include renovations and refurbishing, or repurposing.

4) Will there be a referendum?

Once the preferred option for Active Living Facilities is endorsed by all elected officials in Greater Vernon, a referendum question will be created and sent to Victoria for approval by the province. Once the referendum question is approved a date can be set for a referendum.