The South Cariboo Recreation Centre (SCRC) includes a geothermal ice plant and heating system for the arena, curling rink and meeting rooms and was completed in 2003. Major capital improvements to facilitate event hosting have been completed including installation of comfortable seats, projection screens, wireless connectivity, bleacher heating and a digital advertising sign as well as the purchase of tables and chairs and a dry floor to cover the arena ice. A modular stage and storage capacity was added in 2011-2012.
The curling rink facility is currently managed by the 100 Mile and District Curling Club during the ice season and by Canlan Ice Sports during the off-season through agreements with the Cariboo Regional District. During the off-season, the facility is used for a variety of non-ice activities such as the Fall Fair and graduation ceremonies.
The Cariboo Regional District also owns recreational lands adjacent to the Recreation Centre that are made available to recreation groups. There are currently two ball diamonds and equestrian ground facilities located on the land. The multi-use ball fields are maintained through an agreement with the District of 100 Mile House. Scheduling use of the ball fields is included in the Recreation Management Agreement with Canlan Ice Sports.
The Cariboo Regional District also has entered into agreements with the District of 100 Mile for the operation of local soccer fields and the Martin Exeter Hall Complex.
The 108 Beach program, for maintenance of Main Beach, West Beach and Stewart Beach, is also part of this function and is provided through an agreement with the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association.
The Directors for Electoral Areas “G”, “H” and “L” and the District of 100 Mile House are responsible for the governance of this function. This group meets as the South Cariboo Joint Committee in open public meetings each month.
The South Cariboo Recreation function was established through Bylaw No. 4617 in 2010 through the merger of three existing recreation services: Arena (Bylaw No. 3703), Curling Rink (Bylaw No. 4616) and Programming (Bylaw No. 3952). The merger was undertaken to create a common taxation boundary and for administrative efficiency of the three existing services.
The function was amended in 2013 through the adoption of Bylaw No. 4837, broadening the description of services to include arts and culture.
Recreational facilities and services in the South Cariboo include:
The recreational facilities in the South Cariboo are owned by the Cariboo Regional District and operated under contract by Canlan Ice Sports Corp. Click to access Canlan's website.
The results from the public consultation process and survey were presented at the South Cariboo Joint Committee meeting on March 16, 2018. Find the survey results and analysis in the sidebar. At the meeting, the committee voted to go to a referendum on the South Cariboo Recreation Centre expansion project. This resolution will go to the CRD Board in April for final endorsement.
After the CRD Board endorses this recommendation, we will be sending out more information about the referendum.
The public consultation process for the proposed recreation centre expansion finished mid-March 2018. We held four open houses, attended 9 community group meetings and working group members manned information booths at Save On Foods, Safeway and Peter Skeene Ogden Secondary during the week of Feb. 19, 2018. We also had a survey, which is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted your feedback or attended a public meeting.
You can also engage with the project on Facebook at facebook.com/SCRCExpansion.
The goal is to create more recreational opportunities in the South Cariboo for people of all ages and abilities. The project would expand the South Cariboo Recreation Centre to include a walking track, a gymnasium and an indoor field, which is an enclosed space covered with artificial grass, plus additional meeting rooms, washrooms, dressing rooms and storage areas. Before moving ahead, the project will go through public consultation and then a referendum.
The estimated cost for the project is $14.6 million. If a referendum on the project is successful, the plan is to borrow $10 million and the remaining $4.6 million will be acquired from grants and corporate sponsorships.
In April 2017, the CRD awarded a contract for concept design services to HCMA Architecture + Design. HCMA worked closely with the project working group through the spring and summer of 2017 to develop a concept design for an expansion of the recreation centre. The working group consists of representatives from School District No. 27, Community Recreation, South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, Age-Friendly Society and elected officials from the Cariboo Regional District and District of 100 Mile House.
Want to know more? Read the Frequently Asked Questions documents about the proposed expansion on the right hand side of this page. Or follow the project on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SCRCExpansion
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