New Recreation Centre Project


(As of 3:30 p.m. December 13, 2023)

On December 12, 2023, Council awarded the construction contract of the Centre to Rikjak Construction Limited for the Base Bid of $8,966,457. Construction is set to begin on April 15, 2024, and we anticipate completion by April 1, 2025. 

Work by the design team from SNMArchitect Ltd. has included stakeholder consultation, public information sessions and Council updates. The multi-use facility will be fully integrated with the existing Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena at 12 Park Lane on Sherose Island.

The Centre is designed to be more than just a sports facility. It will offer versatile community spaces for events, meetings, and gatherings, promoting social cohesion and ensuring a diverse range of recreational activities for residents of all ages. The construction prioritizes inclusivity, ensuring that the facility is accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. Specialized areas and programs will also cater to diverse needs and interests.

We continnue to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Province of Nova Scotia for their significant grant, which has helped make this project a reality and showcases their commitment to community development and innovation.

Why is this project happening?

The new Recreation Centre will replace the aging one and ensure that we continue to provide residents with the high level recreational services and opportunities. The new facility will also add an indoor walking track to our inventory of recreational assets, helping to better meet demand as demonstrated through public consultation and the findings of our surveys. 


 Key features

  • fully accessible building
  • walking-running track
  • a program kitchen
  • a 4,000 ft2 multi-purpose room
  • program and group activity spaces
  • community room/meeting space
  • warm spectator viewing areas

Stay tuned for further updates on this innovative project as we work together to create a vibrant and inclusive space that will enhance our quality of life and bring us all closer together. The future of recreation in our municipality is bright, and we can't wait to share it with you!

Project Timeline

Construction is set to begin on April 15, 2024, and we anticipate completion by April 1, 2025. 

Contact Information

Project details:  or 902-637-2015

Programming details: