West Parry Sound Recreation and Cultural Board conditionally awards first tender

The West Parry Sound Recreation and Cultural Centre Board conditionally awarded the early works tender package to Parry Sound-based Wayne Hall Construction Inc. at the March 13 meeting– a significant milestone towards achieving the project’s forecasted winter 2026 completion date.

The board passed the motion to conditionally award the contract to Wayne Hall Construction Inc. based on the Steering Committee and Project Manager Andy Gordon’s recommendation as their bid was the lowest. The contract is valued at $1.97 million.

Gordon also informed the board that the site plan and building permit applications have been submitted and are currently under review at the Town of Parry Sound.  Gordon spoke to concerns raised about seating areas in the pool and the gym, confirming that the current plan includes 95 seats in the pool area and 40 in the gymnasium, noting that expanding these seating areas further would lead to increased costs for redesign (estimated $100,000), increased costs to implement (up to $2 million), and significant slowdowns in the construction schedule.

Fundraising Team Chair Mayor Ann MacDiarmid reminded the group of upcoming opportunities to support the project, including the White Squall online auction and 2024 Paddling Film Festival on March 23, Hockey Day in Parry Sound on March 30, hosted by the Rotary Club, and Easter Brunch with the Leafs alumni on March 31.

Read the agenda for more details or watch a recording of the meeting on the Town of Parry Sound YouTube channel.

One Comment

  1. cathy crawley

    I did not know that the Parry Sound Recreational and Pool Centre was going to also be a Cultural Centre. Why and what will be the cultural features and facilities?

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