A ceremonial groundbreaking took place at the site of the new Sunny Life Recreation and Wellness Centre on Wednesday, May 3rd. This new state of the art wellness facility will be located on Seymour Quarry Road in Campbellford and will offer an ice pad, lap pool, a therapy pool as well as space for group fitness and wellness classes.
Despite the rainy skies, several council and community members attended the event to launch the start of construction.
Lynn Phillips, CAO for Trent Hills, welcomed guests saying “This is a celebratory day for everyone that has been involved in the planning and funding of this facility.”
Mayor Bob Crate added, “The Sunny Life Recreation and Wellness Centre is an important asset for our community. It will be a benefit for all citizens. It will also be a reason that new people decide to make Trent Hills their home. It will be why people move here and bring their professional skills that will be put to use in our business community and hospital.”
The facility will be operated jointly with YMCA Northumberland. Eunice Kirkpatrick, CEO of YMCA Northumberland, shared that this project has been a “dream come true for the community, especially since it is an opportunity to serve the rural part of Northumberland County.”
YMCA Northumberland is excited to be a part of this amazing project that will bring programming and services to the Trent Hills community year round as well as extend its reach in the community.
The $21 million dollar project is being funded in part through the Federal and Provincial Investing in Canada Infrastructure Fund program and support from the community initiated by the Flourish campaign.
The facility is expected to be complete by the Fall of 2024