Multi-Use Recreation Centre

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We want to listen and learn from our community and stakeholders on how they want to proceed with design development, funding, and scheduling for the Multi-Use Recreation Centre. This will help us to identify which elements of the facility will be built when, and plan for the associated financial investment required to build the centre. Your thoughts and ideas on this project are vital. We want to hear from you about how we move forward with this exciting project.

Engagement opportunities will include:

  • virtual community workshops,
  • online surveys,
  • virtual key stakeholder interviews,
  • a virtual forum, and
  • project liaison.

Your feedback will help us to decide on the timelines of the first two phases of the project, how the first two phases will be funded, and how the concept and design can best meet the needs of the community with responsible financial investment a key priority.

Project Background

At the July 16, 2018 Regular Council Meeting, Council passed a resolution to proceed with developing a feasibility study to determine the viability of a Multi-Use Recreation Centre in the Town of White City.

To address the growing needs of the community, there is a desire to develop additional facilities to support sports, recreation and culture in the community. This would minimize the need to travel to Regina and other communities to access amenities and further support community building in White City. Community members, community groups, recreation clubs, and sports associations have helped to inform the process to date and will continue to play an important role in ensuring the community voice is represented in the decisions made by Council.

While this project would provide numerous community, lifestyle and wellness benefits, it is also a major capital project that is anticipated to cost between $65 and $80 million, based on the proposed options outlined in the financial analysis report from 2020. Investing in a facility such as the Multi-Use Recreation Centre is a great opportunity for the community, community groups and stakeholders, but is also a major responsibility.

One area where we are seeking feedback and input from the community is what kind of investment they are willing to make. The survey will ask community members about their level of support for a variety of funding options, including property taxes. The Town’s current financial analysis estimate applies a gradual application of property taxes over a 7-year period showing a peak one-year tax increase of $165, under a best-case scenario, or $1056, under a worst-case scenario. As an approximate yearly average, the anticipated tax impact could range from less than $100 to $600.

We want to hear from you about the projected first two phases of the project:

Phase 1, Spectator and Community Arenas, common areas and multi-purpose space

Phase 2, Full-sized Fieldhouse

Now is the time to connect, learn more and engage so that Council can continue to advance this project with the community voice and choice at the core of its decision making.

Process and Timeline

In 2018, Town Council approved the development of a feasibility study to determine the community’s need for a Multi-Use Recreation Centre.

In 2020, the Stage 2 Schematic Design work was completed, and the Town started moving forward with Public Engagement and Communications. Part of this work will include an engagement process to share information about the project and to receive feedback from the community on the development of the project relative to the associated financial investment.

We want to listen and learn from our community and stakeholders on how they want to proceed with design development, funding, and scheduling for the Multi-Use Recreation Centre. This will help us to identify which elements of the facility will be built when, and plan for the associated financial investment required to build the centre. Your thoughts and ideas on this project are vital. We want to hear from you about how we move forward with this exciting project.

Engagement opportunities will include:

  • virtual community workshops,
  • online surveys,
  • virtual key stakeholder interviews,
  • a virtual forum, and
  • project liaison.

Your feedback will help us to decide on the timelines of the first two phases of the project, how the first two phases will be funded, and how the concept and design can best meet the needs of the community with responsible financial investment a key priority.

Project Background

At the July 16, 2018 Regular Council Meeting, Council passed a resolution to proceed with developing a feasibility study to determine the viability of a Multi-Use Recreation Centre in the Town of White City.

To address the growing needs of the community, there is a desire to develop additional facilities to support sports, recreation and culture in the community. This would minimize the need to travel to Regina and other communities to access amenities and further support community building in White City. Community members, community groups, recreation clubs, and sports associations have helped to inform the process to date and will continue to play an important role in ensuring the community voice is represented in the decisions made by Council.

While this project would provide numerous community, lifestyle and wellness benefits, it is also a major capital project that is anticipated to cost between $65 and $80 million, based on the proposed options outlined in the financial analysis report from 2020. Investing in a facility such as the Multi-Use Recreation Centre is a great opportunity for the community, community groups and stakeholders, but is also a major responsibility.

One area where we are seeking feedback and input from the community is what kind of investment they are willing to make. The survey will ask community members about their level of support for a variety of funding options, including property taxes. The Town’s current financial analysis estimate applies a gradual application of property taxes over a 7-year period showing a peak one-year tax increase of $165, under a best-case scenario, or $1056, under a worst-case scenario. As an approximate yearly average, the anticipated tax impact could range from less than $100 to $600.

We want to hear from you about the projected first two phases of the project:

Phase 1, Spectator and Community Arenas, common areas and multi-purpose space

Phase 2, Full-sized Fieldhouse

Now is the time to connect, learn more and engage so that Council can continue to advance this project with the community voice and choice at the core of its decision making.

Process and Timeline

In 2018, Town Council approved the development of a feasibility study to determine the community’s need for a Multi-Use Recreation Centre.

In 2020, the Stage 2 Schematic Design work was completed, and the Town started moving forward with Public Engagement and Communications. Part of this work will include an engagement process to share information about the project and to receive feedback from the community on the development of the project relative to the associated financial investment.

  • Multi-Use Recreation Centre Survey

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    Introduction

    The Town of White City is the fastest growing community in Saskatchewan and population growth has been met with increased demand for sports, recreation and cultural amenities. In 2018, Council decided to proceed with developing a feasibility study to determine the opportunity and costs of developing a Multi-Use Recreation Centre.

    Our growing community is looking for more facilities and opportunities to play, connect and recreate close to home without having to drive into Regina or to other communities.

    Before council decides on the current phasing of the project (what will be built when and the associated cost), we want to listen and learn from the community about what their preferences and insights are for the project. This is our opportunity to build a true community hub and we are committed to doing it responsibility and with the community choice represented in how we move forward together.

    Survey Length

    This short survey will take approximately two minutes to complete. After that, you can choose to continue providing some more feedback through a longer survey, which will take approximately eight minutes to complete, or you can choose to only answer the initial short survey.

    Anonymity and Information Sharing

    Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. If you decide to take part, you can stop the survey at any time. No personal information will be collected. Your answers will be kept anonymous and confidential. The responses you provide will be combined with the responses of other survey participants and individual responses will not be identified.

    Please do not include personal or identifiable information in the comments, such as your name, email address, phone number, address, etc.

    Your survey response is collected through the Town of White City’s Bang the Table/Engagement HQ platform and will be analysed by Delaney, the engagement people, on behalf of the Town of White City. Your responses will remain anonymous. This collection is authorized under The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LAFOIP Act). If you have any questions about this collection, you can contact the Town of White City Team at townoffice@whitecity.ca.

    Thank you for completing this survey. What we learn from your input will inform the timing, scope and phasing for the Multi-Use Recreation Centre.


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