Project on Track to Break Ground in Summer 2023

The West Parry Sound Recreation and Cultural Centre (WPSRCC) Board met February 8 and was updated about considerable progress that has been made since members convened in December, with project managers, architects, funding partners and supporters setting the stage to break ground at 36 Smith Crescent in summer 2023.  

CS&P Architects and The Gordon + Gordon Group (the project’s construction management firm) are working diligently to present the WPSRCC Board with a design and build plan that will take the project beyond the conceptual phase by clearly identifying details about the amenities the community can expect at the facility.  

Town of Parry Sound Director of Finance Stephanie Phillips told the board that the project’s charitable status applications are under review with CRA with no outstanding information requests. Acquiring charitable status will be a significant milestone for the fundraising team, as they plan to escalate their community outreach in the coming weeks. 

The WPSRCC Board also passed two resolutions proposed to support the project’s success and efficiencies. The first confirmed the schedule for financial contributions from partner municipalities, Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and fundraising efforts. The WPRCC Board also agreed to a second resolution that will allow a delegate to make decisions about minor cost variances to streamline the planning and construction process.  
“There are several key project milestones on the horizon,” says Donald Sanderson, Chair of the West Parry Sound Recreation and Cultural Centre Board. “These recent decisions made by the board will help to ensure that we maintain momentum and realize our goals efficiently.”  

Visit the background page to watch the meeting on YouTube and to review the meeting agenda, including the full resolutions, and minutes (when available). 

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