Chapleau Recreation Centre Grand Re-Opening Date Set

Chapleau's Recreation Centre will officially reopen its doors in a couple weeks.

The Township of Chapleau's announced renovations at the multi-use centre are nearly complete, with plans for a "Grand Re-Opening" event on October 10th, at 6 pm.

Aside from opening remarks, the event will include a tour of the Centre and demonstrations of the audio and visual capabilities of the Community Hall and Curling Lounge.

In addition to the Grand Re-Opening at the Recreation Centre, the Chapleau Fire Department will be holding its annual open house, just outside of the Recreation Centre.

A release from the Township notes the renovations are "valued at $1.75-million and are funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, FedNor", and local sponsorships, including "generous contributions from Goldcorp Borden Gold, the Rotary Club of Chapleau, and the New Horizon Rebekah Lodge 391" - the outside funding covers 96 percent of the costs, with the Township's own costs totalling less than $75,000.

With the Recreation Centre renovations ending, the Township is announcing another major project: the Downtown Revitalization project, which will use the 2010 Revitalization Plan as a starting point, for redeveloping Birch Street between Monk and Lansdowne Streets - including underground infrastructure and streetscaping - though public meetings are expected later this fall for input from residents.