City Pumps Up Newly Renovated Fitness Centre

April 29, 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2014-04
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Don Cramb 604-465-2432
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City Pumps Up Newly Renovated Fitness Centre

PITT MEADOWS, BC – Clad in 1914 costumes during Pitt Meadows' one hundredth anniversary celebrations, Member of Parliament Randy Kamp and various other dignitaries will gather at 5:00 pm on Friday, April 25th to officially open the newly-expanded fitness centre in the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre. The project was jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the City of Pitt Meadows, and will offer accessibility and enhanced opportunities to improve health and fitness for residents. Users can get a look at the new Fitness Centre at the Community Birthday Party and Heritage Fair taking place on April 25 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.

The new Fitness Centre operated through the joint Parks and Leisure Services agreement with the District of Maple Ridge, has tripled in size. It features updated and accessible equipment that will attract more patrons of all abilities. The once-crowded space now allows more options for fitness buffs, both experienced and novice, and allows the entire space to be accessible to those with physical challenges.

This latest project to improve recreational activities came at a cost of under $486,000, with matching funding from the Government of Canada's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. Construction was completed in six months.

The new space will provide more opportunity for users to engage in active recreation in a modern and bright space that is centrally located. New cardio equipment with TV screens will make working out that much easier. The facility is also doing its part to go green by installing a water station for refillable water bottles that electronically counts and displays the number of disposable water bottles saved by using refillable ones.

“Our Government is pleased to support excellent projects like the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre,” said Randy Kamp, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. “Families and communities across the province will benefit from these projects, which have boosted economic activity, and will leave a lasting legacy of modernized community facilities for future generations.”

Mayor Walters said, “We want to thank Randy Kamp, Member of Parliament, who worked on our behalf with the Minister of State, Western Economic Diversification, for the funding provided by the Government of Canada's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. This beautiful, modern facility is a fantastic addition to our community and a great benefit to our residents.”