|Welcome to In The Village on False Creek, a unique project inspired by Live@YVR and 365 Days of Dining. I’ve moved my family into this community with my mission being to showcase the myriad of things that make it awesome by bringing you a weekly scoop!|
As we’ve hit the final stretch of this year-long series I’m sharing some larger pieces of the puzzle that make up our neighbourhood. Much like Habitat Island (which I WROTE ABOUT a couple weeks back), the Creekside Community Centre located at One Athlete’s Way has been a part of a number of other features but I’ve never done a standalone piece touting its awesomeness. It takes up the lion’s share of the building that houses Tap & Barrel (FEATURE HERE), it was once turned into a police station on a TV show (HERE), it is the home of Portobello West (HERE), it was a key part of the London 2012 send-off celebration for our Olympic athletes (HERE), it houses the Dragon Zone where dragon boaters use as home base (HERE) and it once held an event that Red Robinson hosted (HERE). It’s time I focused in on the Community Centre itself which supports so many cool things in our neighbourhood, far beyond those few I’ve already written about.
These vines in front change their look from season to season. I like them stark and wintery like this!
Like Hillcrest, our Community Centre is a legacy of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter games. They (literally) fly the flag throughout, with plaques and posters and all sorts of paraphernalia. Not simply holding nostalgia, the building also houses the offices of the Canadian Sport Institute which actively helps our Olympic athletes achieve their goals. I wrote about them HERE as we were sending some of our best off to London last year.
If you’re not an Olympian there are plenty of programs, classes, drop-ins as well as a first class fitness centre to take advantage of.
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