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City moving to fully open Minoru Centre for Active Living

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:24 PST, Fri November 15, 2019

Work is afoot to open the entire Minoru Centre for Active Living by next fall.

Following several months of operating the new Minoru Seniors Centre, the City of Richmond is moving to fully complete construction of the community building.

The investigation into the failure of one of the centre’s pools has been completed, with repairs to commence shortly. The construction insurers have confirmed full coverage of the repair costs on the basis that the failure was caused by construction workmanship deficiencies. 

The city has hired BC-based Omicron Construction Ltd. to complete the repair work and it is working to define an expedited schedule for the repairs so that a full opening of the facility can happen as soon as possible. A full opening is currently estimated for the fall of 2020. The new 790 square metre (8,500 square feet) fitness centre will open to the public in January 2020.

While the delays to fully opening this state of the art facility have been frustrating, the city remains resolutely focused on ensuring public safety and continuing to deliver the project on budget. 

The Minoru Centre for Active Living includes the aquatic and fitness centre, a two-storey seniors centre, sport programming and support space, a full service cafeteria and bistro, commercial kitchen, and three outdoor public plazas.

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