50 years for Langley’s George Preston Rec Centre, but still no stage

George Preston Recreation Centre is turning 50 next year, but still doesn't have an indoor stage for the many events hosted there

By Grace Kennedy | November 1, 2021 |5:32 am

This story appeared first in the Current’s daily newsletter. To get immediate access to every story we publish, sign up below.

Next year, Langley’s George Preston Recreation Centre will be celebrating its 50th anniversary, but it still doesn’t have a stage to let centre users celebrate their wins. Built in 1972 as a combined arena, community centre, and curling rink, the George Preston Recreation Centre has hosted the 2020 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, Special Olympics Bonspiel, the Wheelchair Provincial Curling Championships, and numerous fundraisers and galas.

Although there have been many requests to use a stage over the years, the township does not have any that are suitable for use indoors. Staff are suggesting the township purchase an accessible indoor stage for $50,000 in advance of the Langley Pos-Abilities Society’s anniversary event this November. The funding for the stage would come out of the township’s contingency fund, and staff are suggesting a rental fee for the stage’s use could help pay for maintenance, repairs, and replacement.

We’re bringing independent, local-first, in-depth reporting to serve you and our community.

Subscribe for free and plug in to the news that matters in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and the rest of the Fraser Valley.

By filling out the form above, you consent to receive emails from Fraser Valley Current. You can unsubscribe at any time. View our privacy policy here.

Having trouble with the form? Contact us at contact@fvcurrent.com.

Grace Kennedy

Reporter at Fraser Valley Current

Latest Articles

The key news happening in the Fraser Valley.

Environment   News

February 8, 2023

Can better salmon habitats also curtail mosquitoes?

Building fish-friendly wetlands doesn’t mean having to battle large populations of mosquitoes, a local expert says.

News

February 5, 2023

The magic of a senior’s homemade talk show

One senior’s cure for her social anxiety? A homemade TV talk show that has confirmed that ‘we’re all basically the same.’