Map of site for Aldergrove Recreation Centre.

Site work starts for Aldergrove Recreation Centre

A ceremony to celebrate the beginning of site work for the new Aldergrove Recreation Centre will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2.

A ceremony to celebrate the beginning of site work for the new Aldergrove Recreation Centre will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Members of the public are invited to join Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese and members of Township Council for the event.

The ceremony will take place at the former Aldergrove Elementary School site, 27032 Fraser Highway, on the gravel playing field on the south side.

The 100 year old two-story school, gymnasium and other additions built there will be torn down in coming weeks, although portions of the original school will be salvaged and used in the new structure.

In related news, the Alder Grove Heritage Society is seeking information on any time capsules which may have been buried at the school.

AGHS spokesman Erik Simonsen told The Star that one such time capsule buried there in 1985 has been located and will be recovered before demolition commences on the site. He said that if any other similar items are known to exist details should be called to the society at 604-857-0555.

The Aldergrove Recreation Centre is a Township of Langley recreation complex and outdoor aquatic facility that will feature a two-level, 550-seat arena and events space, a fitness centre, walking surface, and multi-purpose rooms.

It will also have a six-lane 25 metre pool, waterslides, a tidal pool, current channel, childrens’ aqua structure, picnic areas, and large playground.

The centre is scheduled to open in May of 2018.

For more information on the Aldergrove Recreation Centre, visit tol.ca/ARC.

Design plan for Aldergrove water recreation complex.

View of Aldergrove Recreation Centre site plan.