Phase 1 of the new Sport for Life Centre is set to officially open this afternoon after being up and running since March.
Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Botterill will be on hand to speak about the importance of the new centre to sport in the province, along with Premier Greg Selinger, who will award the Order of the Buffalo Hunt to Jaring Timmerman. Timmerman is a 101-year-old local swimmer who broke several world records over the last year, and now holds records in the 50- and 100-metre backstroke and freestyle categories.
The facility at 145 Pacific Avenue will eventually be 29,000 square feet when phase 2 is complete, and include an adjacent building called the field house, a training centre, second floor running track, and a third floor multi-purpose room.
The grand opening takes place at noon, with tours to follow.