Pub­lic meet­ing on Saugeen Shores re­cre­ation cen­tre plans Free Owen Sound YMCA Day for Saugeen Shores res­i­dents

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in­for­ma­tion about a po­ten­tial part­ner­ship between the Town of saugeen shores and ymca for a re­cre­ation cen­tre in saugeen shores will be dis­cussed at a pub­lic meet­ing Nov. 28 at 7 p.m., in ro­tary hall at the Port el­gin Plex.

The ymca will de­tail how it op­er­ates, and the roles the or­ga­ni­za­tion plays in com­mu­ni­ties it serves.

saugeen shores di­rec­tor of com­mu­nity ser­vices Jayne Jagelewski will make a pre­sen­ta­tion, as well as gaye gra­ham, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the ymca of owen sound grey bruce.

staff will up­date the mar­ket study cur­rently un­der­way in saugeen shores, and the me­moran­dum of un­der­stand­ing between the Town and the ymca. Fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion, the pub­lic will have an op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions.

a free saugeen shores day at the y is sched­uled for Jan. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. so saugeen shores res­i­dents have an op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the ymca health, Fit­ness and aquat­ics cen­tre in owen sound.

via tele­phone sur­vey, in com­ing weeks saugeen shores res­i­dents will be asked for their opin­ions on a pro­posed re­cre­ation fa­cil­ity. con­sul­tant leisurePlan in­ter­na­tional in­cor­po­rated was hired by the town, at a cost of $35,450, to con­duct a mar­ket­ing study to gather opin­ions from 412 com­pleted ques­tion­naires,con­sid­ered to be stat­i­cally ob­jec­tive.

The mar­ket study will pro­vide a pro­file of cur­rent fit­ness, re­cre­ation and aquatic ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams in a pro­posal new fa­cil­ity; the po­ten­tial level of de­mand for par­tic­i­pa­tion in re­cre­ation, fit­ness and aquatic pro­grams and ac­tiv­i­ties; the pre­ferred method of par­tic­i­pat­ing - adult or fam­ily mem­ber­ship of pa-per-pro­gram; the im­pact of pro­posed lo­ca­tion at the Plex or in cameron Park by the Port el­gin high school; pref­er­ences for a pre-se­lected list of fea­tures that could in­clude a lap pool, warm-atet pool, gym, track, fit­ness cen­tre, aer­o­bic stu­dio,. chang­ing rooms, or meet­ing rooms.

Town staff an­tic­i­pate the con­sul­tant’s fin­ings will be pre­sented to coun­cil in the New year.

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