Brand New Creekside Community Centre opens

Creekside Community Centre opening ceremonies on Saturday

It is an environmentally friendly building that recycles rain water.  It was used as an administrative centre for the Vancouver 2010 Athletes Village.  It will now be a training centre for elite athletes with
Canadian Sport Centre Pacific sport performance lab for registered athletes.  It will also be a paddling centre for dragon boats, kayaks and canoes.  It's the brand new Creekside Community Centre.

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A First Nations drum and song were performed as part of the opening ceremonies.  Conferring over the agenda are City Councilor Heather Deal and Parks Board Chair Aaron Jasper.  In the red jacket, Olympic alpine slalom skier Bret Janyk waits.
– photo Todd Wong

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A volunteer prepares to cut the special cake made in the shape of the award winning community centre.
– photo Todd Wong


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The cake from a close-up overhead view reveals the words “Experience recreation at Creekside” – photo Todd Wong

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We took members of the public out for free dragon boat rides – of course, they had to paddle.  We matched each brand new paddler with an experienced paddler.  Laurel is in the front row on the left.  Garrison is in the second row on the right. I am third row on the right. Former Parks commisioner Christopher Richardson is behind me on the right.  Kim is paddling in the 5th row.  Guillaume is steering.  Jessical Bently gave coaching/drumming instructions from the front and took the picture on Richardson's camera. – photo by Jessica Bentley for Christopher Richardson.

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