On October 15, 2022, eligible voters in Vernon will be asked if they are in favour of borrowing funds for the purpose of developing the proposed Active Living Centre – a new multi-purpose indoor recreation facility.

The city would borrow up to $121 million, to be paid back over 30 years.

With Council’s endorsement, the City has officially launched an information campaign that has been developed to share information about the project and the referendum process to help empower Vernon voters to make an informed decision on October 15.

“The proposed Active Living Centre is a significant project for the Vernon area and there is a lot of detailed information to share with voters,” said Christy Poirier, manager of communications and grants for the City.

“Therefore, we are putting a big focus on getting out into the community so residents can talk directly with staff, review material together, ask questions, and receive answers in real time.”

The proposed multi-purpose indoor recreation facility includes indoor aquatics, community gymnasiums, fitness and walking spaces and dedicated program spaces.

Residents can asses more information at engagevernon.ca/activelivingcentre, where they can find a list of frequently asked questions, relevant reports, and conceptual drawings of the facility.