The growth of community relies on providing services that allow citizens the opportunity to live a productive life. In a global world, families that move to our area decide where they are going to live and raise their family based on services such as education, health care, housing and arts and recreation. Having a facility like this will certainly be attractive for a young family moving to our area. This facility will impact future generations by supporting existing programs and the opportunity to introduce new recreational programs.
Everyone knows that being active is good for you. Whether you’re new to the community or have lived here your entire life, we strive to make you feel welcomed and included.
As an up-and-coming Recreational Sports Facility, our goal is to be a place where anyone and everyone has something to do.
Whether you would like to strengthen your cardio on our walking track, test out your climbing on our rock wall, shoot some hoops in our gymnasium, or jump and tumble on our gymnastics floor, we have something for everyone.
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What is the construction schedule and when will it be open?
Construction has started with foundation preparation and concrete footing being installed. Although the final
date of building opening is not confirmed, it is believed to be early 2023. The final date will likely be in the summer of 2023
Why the delay in the construction?
Due to supply chain impact from pandemic related causes, the availability and procurement of structural steel
is delayed. This steel should arrive in March to enable construction efforts to resume on a regular schedule.
Where is funding coming from?
The Government of Canada is investing more than $5.5 million in this project through the Rural
and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure program. The balance of
the funding will come from private donors led by a significant gift from the McCain Foundation and individual
McCain family members, as well as a contribution from the Town of Florenceville-Bristol.
What is the fundraising goal?
The fundraising goal of the sponsorship effort is one million dollars. Achieving this goal will help to offset the
increasing costs for many of the construction related components of the project. Achieving this goal will help
to ensure that the project is completed as designed.
What are the ways that I can submit my donation?
The most ideal method is e-transfer. This method is quick, secure, and is directly sent to the Town Treasurer.
E-transfer email is: email@example.com.
Donations made by cheque can also be made with the cheque being mailed to the Town Office at the address
below or the cheque can be handed to one of the members of the Sponsorship Committee. Cheques must be addressed to "Town of Florenceville-Bristol"
What if I want to donate but not the amounts you have outlined?
The sponsorship levels outlined are guidelines. Each level was designed to provide some benefit or response
back to the Donor. So, you are not restricted to the amounts noted in the Sponsorship levels. Any amount of
sponsorship is welcomed and appreciated.
Can my donation be claimed as a tax benefit when I file my Canadian Income Tax return?
Yes, donations are eligible for a receipt subject to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.
How many sports can be played in the gymnasium?
At any one time, the gym can be used for one full basketball court OR 2 cross-court basketball games OR 4
badminton courts OR 4 pickleball courts OR 1 volleyball court. We hope to have motorized nets, 2 score
clocks, and 2 shot clocks.
Is the NCRC going to be connected to the NCCC?
Yes, there will be an indoor hallway that connects the Recreation Centre and the Civic Centre.
What kid of events/activities can the Multi-Purpose Room be used for?
There are many possibilities that include yoga, Zumba, table tennis, meditation, and hosting meals during
tournament events and much more.
Who will be managing the building?
The management of the NCRC will be a responsibility of the Town of Florenceville-Bristol. The staff from the
Town Recreation Department and Maintenance Department will have a key role in this management.
Who will have access to the gymnasium facilities? Can anyone from the public use the equipment and space?
The gymnastics space will be exclusively used by River Valley Gymnastics (RVG). Due to equipment ownership
and liability insurance, only members or visitors of RVG will have access to that space.