CVRD Area C director Edwin Grieve cut the ribbon. Photo by Sam Patterson.

Expanded fitness room unveiled in Black Creek

The Black Creek Community Centre celebrated the official opening of its expanded fitness room on Saturday, Feb. 3 with an official ribbon cutting, demonstrations of the new equipment, and a pancake breakfast.

“The Black Creek Community Association is a non-profit organization that oversees the community centre, so we’re really a recreation centre that is owned and driven by the members of Black Creek and the surrounding areas,” said BCCA executive director Dana Starritt. “All capital initiatives planned for our centre require the support of our residents, both in terms of participation and fundraising.

“We’re fortunate to have a strong community that way – in more ways than one, we’re getting stronger every day.”

The gym expansion relied on a matching grant from the Canada 150 Infrastructure Improvement Project. BC Gaming provided some extra funds to purchase the new equipment.

Jerry Griffin, the facilities director for the BCCA said the newly bought equipment is versatile and will allow people with a range of fitness to use it in whatever way works for them.

“They can focus on rehabilitation, strength training, cardio, stretching – whatever they need,” he said.

Electoral Area C director Edwin Grieve did the official ribbon cutting for the expansion after speaking of the area’s history, and the pioneering spirit of Black Creek.

Visit the community centre’s website at or call the office at 250-337-5190.

-Black Creek Community Association

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