Christa Balatti and Valoree Richmond, with the City of Maple Ridge, at leisure centre reopening earlier. (THE NEWS – files)

Maple Ridge Leisure Centre grand opening Sunday

Events begin at 1 p.m., and it’s all free

The Maple Ridge Leisure Centre opens its doors in a big way this Sunday, Feb. 23, with its grand opening after two years of renovations.

The event marks a new recreational pool, water features, hot tub and refurbished aquatic centre, among several other enhancements, begins at 1 p.m. and it’s completely free.

Mayor Mike Morden and city council will welcome residents in the new lobby at 1 p.m., followed by a pool party featuring games, music and the Neptune Swim Club, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Valoree Richmond, City of Maple Ridge
Christa Balatti, City of Maple Ridge

Read more: People checking out Maple Ridge Leisure Centre renos

People can also join tours of the facility, which includes a brand new water treatment and filtration system, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Beginning at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium, there will be a physical activity station, followed by newcomer sessions for Zumba at 3 p.m. and newcomer sessions for spin classes in the fitness centre at 4 p.m.

There will also be lessons on how do lane swimming in the competition pool at 5 p.m. and newcomer sessions for aquafit in the teach pool at 6 p.m.

The facility re-opened informally on Feb. 3 after a two-year renovation process which cost about $12 million.

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