Artist's rendering of the new Timms Community Centre. The facility, which will open on Feb. 24, will feature state-of-the-art fitness equipment, thanks to donations valued at $175,000

Artist's rendering of the new Timms Community Centre. The facility, which will open on Feb. 24, will feature state-of-the-art fitness equipment, thanks to donations valued at $175,000

Sponsors helping to equip new Timms Community Centre

Centre scheduled to open on Feb. 24 will offer state-of-the-art equipment thanks to donations valued at $175,000

  • Feb. 11, 2016 2:00 p.m.

The soon-to-open Timms Community Centre will have new, state-of-the-art fitness equipment thanks to $175,000 in donations to Langley City by families and business leaders in the community.

“We’ve seen such an extraordinary outreach from families and businesses wishing to support the centre,” Mayor Ted Schaffer said.

“This demonstrates the belief that the community has in our programs.”

All donors will be formally recognized on the centre’s wall of sponsors, and gold and silver sponsors have name recognition rights to various multi-purpose rooms in the facility.

Gold sponsors are the Jeffery family and the Province of British Columbia.

Silver sponsors are the Degemann family, the Paolella family, the Redekop family, the Madsen family, the Dams family and the Wesik family,

Bronze sponsors are OpenRoad Auto Group Limited, Ipex Inc., and Bernard and Barbara Kerr.

“What we are building today is a healthy future for our community,” Schaffer said.

“Our vision for the new Timms Centre goes beyond a fitness facility and is focused on creating opportunities for everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

The new Timms Centre, with a gymnasium, running/walking track, weight room, spin room, games room and multipurpose rooms will have its grand opening Feb. 24 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Langley City’s certified fitness staff be on hand to provide training tips and guidance.