Thank you North Vancouver for helping us celebrate the official opening of the Delbrook Community Recreation Centre and pool on Saturday, June 24, 2017.
What a celebration!
Over 2,000 residents joined us on Saturday, June 24 from 12:00 - 4:00pm to mark the official opening of the new centre. The family friendly special event featured a free public swim, music, entertainment, arts activities, recreation demos, and the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
We also welcomed the Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers) to perform and lead a special cedar blessing for the new facility. As well the First Welcome - Hych'ka figure paraded to the centre copresented by Mortal Coil Performance Society and Presentation House Theatre. They were accompanied by the Coastal Wolf Pack, a traditional Salish song and dance group. Other entertainment included the Uzeme Taiko Drummers performing and leading a drumming workshop, the swinging sounds of 5 on a String, the Hoop Fairy and a juggler!
People of all ages toured the new facility, swam, ate cupcakes and participated in fun recreation and arts activities including pickle ball, fitness classes, pottery and mask making. And hundreds of kids and adults alike picked up an event passport and went on an adventure to find the answers to six questions about the building (those with completed passports were given a fun NVRC knapsack).
The official ribbon cutting took place at 1:30 with great speeches by District of North Vancouver's Mayor Richard Walton and the Chair of the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission Doug Green and participation by the entire District Council.
Special thanks to the dedicated team of NVRC staff and volunteers who put on a very special, special event. And a big thank you to everyone who attended and made the opening celebration so memorable.
Community Bike Parade to the Opening Event
Join community members and Mayor Richard Walton for a special bike parade from local elementary schools to the opening celebration of the new Delbrook Community Recreation Centre on Saturday, June 24. It's a great way to travel and support alternative transportation.
Bike Departure Times:
Montroyal Elementary School: 12:00pm
Canyon Heights Elementary School: 12:10pm
Cleveland Elementary School: 12:20pm
Highlands Elementary School: 12:20pm
All participants will then meet up at Edgemont Village in front of the library at 12:30pm
For more information on the walk/bike/transit parade, contact Kulvir Mann.