HCMA Architecture + Design has been awarded the contract to provide architectural and engineering services for the REC-REATE project at Strathcona Gardens. After an extensive procurement process evaluating numerous proposals from architectural firms with experience in pool design and major renovations, HCMA represented the best overall value to the Strathcona Regional District (SRD). HCMA will… read more
The SRD is preparing a second grant application request with the Canada-British Columbia Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, to offset costs in the redevelopment of Strathcona Gardens. The REC-REATE project was not selected for the first round of funding in 2019 however the program recently announced its next intake for funding, with a submission deadline… read more
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) made an application to the Canada-British Columbia Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Community, Culture and Recreation Stream in an effort to offset costs. A building reserve fund was established in 2016 to help pay for the costs of renewal however additional sources of funding are required. This is a… read more
More details of the proposed design for the REC-REATE Strathcona Gardens facility revitalization project were approved by the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board Nov. 22 – allowing the project to move onto its next important step: funding. A schematic design developed by HCMA Architecture + Design fleshes out the preferred plan that was developed through… read more
An important step in the revitalization of Strathcona Gardens has taken place with the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) board adopting the revised plan for the project at their April 11 meeting. The revised plan is a partial new build option, which includes a new aquatic centre, improved fitness centre adjacent to the new wellness centre… read more
The SRD has received over $4.6 million from the federal Gas Tax Fund to install several new heating and cooling systems at Strathcona Gardens. This money will support the work in the planned upgrades and renovations proposed through the REC-REATE project and may help reduce the project cost. See the official news release here.
The REC-REATE online survey – designed to gather feedback on how residents are currently utilizing Strathcona Gardens Recreational Complex – was available from September 15 to October 6, 2017. In total, 357 people completed the survey, including residents of Campbell River, Electoral Area D and Quadra Island. The results mirror feedback received from residents and… read more
On Wednesday, October 4, the Strathcona Regional District and HCMA presented the Community Advisory Committee and user groups with an updated feasibility study – outlining three potential options for new construction. The revised Appendix is available through this website, and printed copies can be requested from the Strathcona Regional District by calling 250-830-6700, or visiting… read more
Celebrating 45 years, Strathcona Gardens is inviting the community to its annual fall kick-off event on September 15th.
The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is continuing its planning efforts to revitalize the Strathcona Gardens recreation complex. The project, called REC-REATE Strathcona Gardens, has investigated how best to renew the facility to address aging infrastructure and deliver recreation services in an exciting, modern, safe and inclusive environment.