Cayden, 7, takes a shot on one of the Timms Community Centre pool tables with the assistance of mom Michelle Bradley, while sister Mackenna, 5, observes.

Busy first week at new Timms Community centre

Hundreds visit new Langley City recreation facility to sign up for membership

The new Timms Community Centre in Langley City had a very busy first week, according to figures released on March 8.

From opening day on Feb. 24 to March 2, the staff at the new facility recorded over 2,500 visits.

Those numbers don’t include the thousands who attended the open house on the first day.

During the first week, 44 people bought annual passes.

The passes are good for 13 months and allow users to put their membership on hold for two months.

So far, 1,800 people have signed up for free seven-day passes to use the facility.

On Monday, Langley City mayor Ted Schaffer said a few finishing touches remain, but the Timms project is “pretty much on time, knock wood, and pretty much on budget.”

Some of the still-to-be-completed items include resurfacing the exterior of the older city hall and library complex next door and activating new traffic lights on Douglas Crescent to allow people to turn into the new underground parkade entrance.

The 35,000 square-foot Timms facility cost $14.3 million and took 16 months to build.

It includes a full gymnasium with an upper level 100-metre indoor walking/running track, a weight/cardio room, showers and changing rooms, a spin room and two fitness studios with sprung floors.

The new building also houses all-purpose rooms for meetings (one of which is equipped to serve as an emergency operations centre) a games room, community kitchen, and outdoor patio space, which includes a rubberized mat for fresh-air fitness classes.

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