The nearly three-year wait is soon to be over for those excited to try out the new west side leisure centre. The City of Lethbridge and the Cor Van Raay YMCA announced the public will be able to start using the facility when it has its soft opening on Saturday, May 4th. Mayor Chris Spearman says no matter what side of the city you live on, it’s everyone’s leisure centre.
The facility is the third largest YMCA in North America. Over a quarter of a million square footage includes a 240 meter running track, six basketball courts, and an aquatics centre with several attractions, including a Flow Rider that you can use for indoor water surfing. YMCA Board Chair, Stephen Mogdan says the new facility will increase the YMCA’s ability to enhance communities.