Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre moves on to construction-ready designs

The District of Vanderhoof is pleased to announce that the Aquatic Centre Phase 2 Design has begun.

An Aquatic Centre Design Committee

An Aquatic Centre Design Committee

Vanderhoof, British Columbia – The District of Vanderhoof is pleased to announce that the Aquatic Centre Phase 2 Design has begun. The Aquatic Centre Design Committee, comprised of three members of Council and three members from the public will work with the architect on Phase 2 to prepare “construction ready design documents”. At the end of the process the District of Vanderhoof will have design documents that will be used during the tendering process.

The design process, or Phase 2, will start with the “preferred design” and through a series of meetings, develop Phase 3 or “final design”. The “construction ready documents” are scheduled to be completed the first week of August 2016.

The tender process, Phase 3, will begin immediately following the commitment of the remaining $6 million.

Council is also pursuing additional funding through grants and from other sources.

Committed funding:

Referendum $4,000,000

RDBN Area “F” $500,000

RDBN Area “D” $200,000

District of Vanderhoof $700,000

NDIT $250,000

NKDF $100,000

Coastal Gas Link $50,000

Subtotal: $5,800,000

Pool Society $461,220

Nak’azdli Whut’en $50,000

Total Funds Committed: $6,311,220

Grant Applications

Grants $6,000,000 (waiting approval)

“I just wanted to say a big thank-you to the Vanderhoof Pool Society for exceeding their goal of raising $500,000 for the Aquatic Centre.” said Mayor Thiessen “Their success demonstrates the immense support that the community of Vanderhoof and area has for this project.” The completion of Phase 2, “construction ready design”, puts the District one step closer to the construction of an Aquatic Centre.