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This section provides history and context for planning for each of the main areas in the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex—aquatics, the arenas, and the wellness areas. It includes a brief overview of potential upgrades and improvements included in the revised concept plan.


aquatics1The existing Strathcona Gardens aquatic offerings includes a 37.5m pool, a leisure pool, water slide, hot tub, steam room and sauna as well as associated change rooms.

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rink2The Rod Brind’Amour Arena (rink 1) is part of the original foundation of the Strathcona Gardens facility being the first component of the facility to be built in 1971-72. In 1995-96, a second ice rink and the leisure ice were added. Both are popular with recreational hockey leagues, learn to skate programs, and provide needed training space for Campbell River Storm.

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The wellness areas in Strathcona Gardens include a fitness studio and weight room. As the population ages and with disease such as obesity on the rise, there is a growing recognition of the connection between health and recreation. The benefits of recreation activities, both in the pool and on dry land support a healthy active lifestyle and help to prevent chronic disease.

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