Regional Roundups – Winter 2019

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The Port Coquitlam Community Centre staff team is gearing up to open the Leisure Pool.  This exciting new amenity is the final component of Phase 1.  The aquatic area includes a wheelchair accessible/zero depth entry leisure pool with a variety of water play features and two swimming lanes, a large accessible hot tub, steam room, and sauna.  Staff are working toward a March opening with the goal of  providing an exciting new recreation option for the community to enjoy during spring break.  Phase 2 of the 205,000 sq ft Community Centre is scheduled for completion in fall 2021.  The complete facility will be home to three arenas, leisure pool, gymnasium, fitness studios and weight room, Terry Fox Library, Wilson Lounge and kitchen, playrooms,  a variety of multipurpose rooms, outdoor sport plaza and underground parking.



  • A collaboration of the City of Surrey, Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), Seniors Come Share Society, Sources Community Resources Society (SOURCES), Semiahmoo House Society and Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) recently were awarded a New Horizons for Seniors grant for $4,617.302.  This 5 year project, identified as Surrey Intercultural Seniors Social Inclusion Partnership Network. supports social inclusion through collective impact initiatives to engage intercultural seniors 55+.
  • The Fitness Centre at the new North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex opened on January 2nd, 2020.  This new inclusive space offers a great variety of equipment for all abilities with new functional training, cardio, and selectorized equipment.
  • Launched in May 2019, Surrey’s Love Where You Live initiative challenged residents, businesses, students and community groups to help keep Surrey clean and beautiful.  Collectively during the campaign, city staff and the public removed over 128,000 kg of garbage from Surrey’s parks and streets and planted over 13,000 native trees and plants.
  • Surrey hosted the 2019 WSBC Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier at Softball City. Approximately 35,000 spectators in total attended over the 8 days of the event that saw Canada and Mexico each earn a berth to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
  • Greenaway Park in Cloverdale is now home to 8 permanent pickleball courts and is Surrey’s first pickleball-only outdoor facility.
  • In partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, Surrey Parks installed a new accessible and inclusive playground at Unwin Park.  The new 12,000 square foot playground replaces the existing park playground and includes accessible play elements such as the We-Go-Round, Sway Fun Glider, Omnispin Spinner, Cozy Dome, We-Saw, Netplex, Smart Play Motion, Sensory Play Center, Rhapsody Music Collection, slides with transfer benches, and a variety of swings, all connected by a double wide accessible ramp system and unitary surfacing with seamless transitions. The accessible play elements (sensory, climbing, motion, interactive and early childhood) are designed to encourage different motor, cognitive and social skills and engage kids’ sensory systems.
  • Clayton Community Centre  7155 – 187A Street Summer 2020 the wait is over! We’ve got some exciting updates from Clayton Heights. The Clayton Community Centre, while still under construction, will become a community hub that integrate arts, library, recreation, and outdoor spaces. This innovative facility with green building design will combine recreational activities including a gymnasium and fitness centre, with arts and culture programming such as a rehearsal hall, music and recording studios. Other key amenities are designed to support community-led services such as a community kitchen and tool sharing centre, and help young families with child-minding services. Completion is estimated for summer 2020. We’re looking for energetic individuals to join our recreation team and provide our community with diverse recreational spaces and programs that keep our residents healthy, active and engaged. We’re hiring a variety of positions – from Community Service Coordinators, to Programmers, to weight room attendants, front counter and maintenance staff. Join the team to gain valuable skills and work experiences while helping to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all in our community. Visit to explore the City of Surrey’s career opportunities
















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