Langley City hosts party to open its new community centre

Residents can get inside the new Timms Community Centre Feb. 24.

Construction crews are busy putting on the final touches of the new Timms Community Centre.

The public will get to see what the new facility looks like at the grand opening celebration Feb. 24.

Stop by from 4 to 7 p.m.

Festivities include welcome speeches, ribbon cutting, live entertainment, refreshments and treats, free facility tours, demo classes, prizes and more.

The new Timms Community Centre will open with extended hours, more community and recreational programming and a range of new amenities.

The addition beside City hall includes a gymnasium, running/walking track, weight room with android-based cardio equipment to personalize workouts, spin room, games room and multi-purpose rooms. There’s even going to be an outdoor courtyard with a cement ping pong table.

“What we are building today is a healthy future for our community,” said Ted Schaffer, Mayor of Langley. “Our vision for the new Timms Community Centre goes beyond a fitness facility and is focused on creating opportunities for everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle. Residents of all ages will come to enjoy the unique experience Timms will provide, and the facility will become a significant experience for downtown Langley. Residents will be able to utilize various tools with their electronic devices to individualize, enhance and socialize their workouts through the use of different Android based workout machines, to the unique indoor amenities.”

The large new development also includes the City branch of the public library and all City hall departments.

The public will have a chance to try out the equipment and take part in tours and demonstration classes.

There will also be free demo classes that include Hatha Yoga, Spin Fit, Ballroom Dancing, Zumba. All demo classes are free, but space is limited.

Down the road, watch for more programs for youth, seniors, families, new immigrants and persons with disabilities.

Mayor and council will cut the official Grand Opening ribbon while attendees enjoy a piece of cake or enter the raffles.

To celebrate the new facility, the public can sign up for a free seven-day pass.

As well people who purchase their 10-visit, 20-visit, 1-month, 3-month passes get in on special deals if they buy before prices increase March 1. The passes are valid at Timms and all City facilities.

Learn more about the #activemoments contest through the City’s YouTube video.

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