The City of Langley takes another step enhancing a walkable community with the opening of the centrally located Timms Community Centre featuring fitness and neighbourhood connection opportunities aimed at building a healthy lifestyle.
On February 24, 2016, a thousand Langley residents turned out to celebrate the grand opening of the Timms Community Centre. The 35,000 square-foot, $14.3 million dollar facility was celebrated in style, with an event offering free examples of many of the classes that will be offered. Yoga, ballroom dancing and spin cycling was featured as well as a games room and an exercise gym with state of the art equipment, all to be offered for a ten dollar drop-in fee.
A low cost annual membership is also $10, which includes additional features. City of Langley Mayor Ted Schaffer explains, “It’s basically an ID card that allows one to come in and recreate, to play ping pong, have games with their children,” he said. “That’s all included for your ten dollar yearly fee, as well as the walking, running, jogging track that we have upstairs.”
Local residents are looking forward to what the new recreational and community hub has to offer:
I think it’s fantastic. I’m really excited to be able to bring my family here and walk around the new track and take advantage of the exercise equipment and stuff.
I think it’ll be great for all the populations especially the seniors because they’ll be able to come in and use the facility and stay connected and be active, so I see it as being beneficial to the whole community.
It looks great. I love all the windows and open space. It looks inviting and kind of a warm space to be in so I’m excited to come play. We just live around the corner, so I think it’ll be a real hub for us.
The new Timms Community Centre also hopes to bring residents together in its community kitchen, with a goal of educating people about cooking and nutrition.
Mayor Ted Schaffer wants the Timms Community Centre to be the go-to place for the community. “We’re very proud of this facility. What it does is incorporates the community centre in with the library, and city hall so people can come in, get a book, go out and get a coffee,” he said. “There’s a little coffee shop in there as well, and meet and socialize with their friends, young and old. By today’s turnout I believe it’s going to be well used by all ages.”
The Timms Community Centre is now open and offers programs for youth, seniors and families. Hours and programs are expanding. Visit their website for up to date information.