The new Kensington Prairie Community Centre is officially open.
Approximately 400 people turned out Saturday to mark the occasion, which included a ribbon-cutting, live entertainment and prize giveaways.
Located at the corner of 168 Street and 32 Avenue, the facility is part of the Build Surrey program, in which the city is investing in new recreation infrastructure throughout Surrey. It is “a much-needed addition to the growing South Surrey community, where many young families are choosing to call home,” said Mayor Dianne Watts.
The federal government contributed $200,000 to the project through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program (RInC).
The original school building was constructed in 1914, followed by the annex – with four additional classrooms, an office, a staff room, a library and a gymnasium – in 1955. The elementary school closed its doors in June 2006.
The refurbished community centre is intended to provide improved access and services to families and community through an integrated focus on early learning, healthy child development and community engagement.
For more information, visit www.surrey.ca/recreation