Concept planning is in the works for the proposed expansion of the South Cariboo Recreation Centre.
CRD Area H Director Margo Wagner says they had heard from several youth groups as well as from high school students when they did the official community plan update about the need for the expansion.
“The consultant that we hired interviewed the students and the top 2 items that would facilitate them either staying in 100 Mile and working or coming back after post-secondary education was more connectivity and the second was an indoor recreational facility.”
Wagner says right now they are looking at an indoor turf facility with a running/walk track, and a multipurpose area.
She says there has been no recreational building expansion undertaken in the South Cariboo since the Centre opened over 10 years ago.
A cost estimate for the project is not expected to be available until this fall in which a financing plan would then have to be developed and approved before a referendum.