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Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre Opens with a Splash

Ribbon cutting outside of Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre

June 13, 2016

Surrey, BC – City of Surrey celebrated the official grand opening of its newest and largest aquatic facility, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre on Saturday, June 11.

Providing a variety of world-class diving boards, training areas for swimming, water polo and other aquatic sports — as well as the capacity to host competitive swimming events — Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is approximately 94,180 square feet and features a 10-lane 50-metre FINA-certified Olympic-size main pool, leisure and lifestyle pool with a lazy river, spray features and waterslide.

“Expanding our City’s recreational offering with this state-of-the-art facility is a vital component of our ability to build healthy communities and keep our citizens engaged for life,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “We are committed to providing extensive recreation services that meet both the diverse range of activity levels and needs of our residents.”

Offering therapeutic spaces such as a family friendly hot tub, steam room, and dry sauna, Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre also includes an 800-900 spectator seating area, 8,500-square-foot fitness area, exterior terrace, and the installation of "Circulation," a new piece of public art by Pierre Sasseville and Jean-François Cooke.

“Our collection of recreational facilities plays an important role in our ability to attract valuable sport tourism events opportunities — an area that continues to offer significant economic growth potential in the coming years,” said Councillor Bruce Hayne, Chair, Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee. “We are thrilled to welcome this world-class facility to the City of Surrey and look forward to seeing the positive impact it makes for our growing community.”

Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is located at 16855 24 Avenue. For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/events.

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For project information:

Stacey Rennie
South Surrey Town Centre Manager
Parks, Recreation and Culture
604-592-2618

For media interviews:

Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor, City of Surrey
604-375-4584