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More than five years after its birth our Aquatic and Community Centre is relaunched

We have a great deal to be proud of in the City of Côte Saint-Luc. Our Aquatic and Community Centre on Parkhaven Avenue, opened in September 2011, is on that list. The $18 million complex was built with the support of the provincial and federal governments, which covered two-thirds of the cost. Since then, it has became a major hub of activity for people of all ages.

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Our revamped ACC includes a mini-library corner.

On April 2 we  held an open house to show  off our new spaces for kids, enlarged fitness room, and improved teens room. At the event, marvellously coordinated by Parks and Recreation Director Cornelia Ziga and her staff,   special activities included face painting, tattoos, superheroes in costumes, cupcakes, tours of the building, and an opportunity to meeting staff from Mini R.E.C. by Le R.E.C. Room. In addition there was free  access to the Wibit obstacle course in the indoor pool.

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Council, dignitaries and staff in the new Mini Rec Room.

“We’ve moved around some of the spaces to make better use of the building,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “We’ve also launched new programs for kids with our partners at Le R.E.C. Room and we wanted parents to see the new play area first hand.”

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With Alvin Fishman in the new expanded  fitness room.

The expanded fitness room is now across from the locker rooms and includes two additional treadmills, more natural light, and a bank of televisions. A trainer was on hand during the open house to show people how to properly use the equipment.

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Another view of the fitness room.

Our ACC  houses two indoor pools, a fitness room, three locker rooms, an art room, a dance studio, three banquet halls, space for the Men’s Club and Women’s Club, the Teen Lounge, a mini-library corner and a large atrium. The Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium is also attached to the ACC. The Parkhaven Outdoor Pool and Imagination Park are behind the building. 

We were pleased to have present-day Liberal MNA for D’Arcy McGee David Birnbaum and Liberal MP for Mount Royal Anthony Housefather on hand with their predecessors, Lawrence Bergman and Irwin Cotler. The latter two gentleman played an important role in getting us that crucial funding. As for Housefather, he was our mayor at the time and the ACC was his dream. He remains today one of our most regular users, swimming laps every chance he gets as he prepares for the next Maccabiah Games in Israel next  July.  He won seven medals in the 2013 competition.

For a complete set  of photos log on to this google link.

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Kids enjoy the new Mini Rec Room.

 

 

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Berku

Really proud of the way we upgraded and re purposed the spaces and facilities.
Makes the ACC more user friendly offering more fun activities for all ages.

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