Gus Hartl

Aldergrove centre named for credit union

The local credit union has sponsored the new centre.

The planned new Aldergrove Recreation Centre will be named after the Aldergrove Credit Union, it was announced Monday.

The credit union made a $250,000 contribution towards the first five years of operation of the pool and ice rink.

“We look forward to the day when the doors open,” said credit union CEO Gus Hartl.

The official name will be Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre.

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese said the announcement was “another great day for Aldergrove.”

Construction on the project, budgeted at close to $33 million, is expected to start within the next 30 days.

Grant Turnbull of Turnbull Construction Project Managers was on hand, and said they’ve been working on finalizing the design with the Township.

“It’ll be unveiled when it’s completely finalized,” Turnbull said.

A final contractor is expected to be named soon and construction to start shortly.

The design of the pool portion of the project has provoked some controversy, with a rally as recently as last April calling for an indoor pool, and others were upset that the pool is only 25 metres rather than 50.

The Township council has since voted to approve a cover for the pool and a diving area.

The facility will also include a new ice arena, and will replace both the old Aldergrove arena and outdoor pool.

There will also be an outdoor water play area with slides and a current channel, an indoor walking track, and multi-purpose rooms.

The project is slated to open in the spring of 2018. Langley Township council is hoping the new facility in the downtown, at the former Aldergrove Elementary site, will help start the revitalization of the core area along Fraser Highway.

 

 

Just Posted

Trappers on brink of elimination after third loss

“We’ve got to play desperate hockey’ coach of Langley hockey team says

Arrest in alleged parking lot assault at LMH

Langley RCMP investigating daylight incident

Langley author recounts service in the French Foreign Legion

Langley’s Joel Struthers aims to educate the public on what service looks like in the Legion.

From broad principles to specifics: City Nexus plan enters new phase

‘Transformational’ plan required to ready for arrival of rapid transit, CAO says

High school photo exhibit celebrates Aldergrove’s community

ACSS photography students showcased their work at Langley Arts Council’s grand opening last week.

B.C. resident baffled about welcome mat theft

Security footage shows a woman and her dog taking the mat from the property on March 13

Father thanks B.C. Mountie for shooting hoops with kids, ‘changing perspectives’

‘We’re just like everyone else,’ says Surrey officer who stopped to play basketball with kids

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Trans Mountain court hearing: B.C. says it won’t reject pipelines without cause

Canada says the proposed amendments to B.C.’s Environmental Management Act must be struck down

Carfentanil found in 15% of overdose deaths in January: B.C. coroner

Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than illicit fentanyl and used to tranquilize elephants

B.C. father fights for his life after flu turns into paralyzing condition

Reisig has lost all motor skills with the exception of slight head, shoulder and face movements.

B.C. wildfire prevention budget bulked up as dry spring unfolds

Night vision goggles tested for early detection effort

Vernon ordered to reinstate terminated firefighters caught having sex at work

City believes arbitration board erred, exploring options

Most Read