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Sunny Life Recreation & Wellness Centre

This 64,000 square foot, fully accessible facility is centrally located on Seymour Quarry Road just south of Campbellford off Highway 30.

The new Sunny Life Recreation and Wellness Centre is a multi-use recreation facility featuring an ice-pad, fitness centre with 2 studio rooms, multi-purpose room, and 2 pools; a 25 metre pool and therapy pool.

Through an operating partnership with YMCA Northumberland, this new facility will offer a wide variety of programming including fitness classes, a host of wellness workshops, swimming lessons and aquatics programming, and rehabilitation programs.

This new facility is made possible through the funding support of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Community Culture and Recreation stream, a program of the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. 

Project Schedule

March 14, 2024 - The construction of the Sunny Life Recreation and Wellness Centre remains on schedule. The facility is closed in and the work on the interior features is progressing well. Pictures are uploaded to the website and Facebook regularly to highlight the progress.

2022 - The construction of the Sunny Life Recreation and Wellness Centre is officially underway and is expected to be completed late 2024.

Project Updates & Media Releases

Call for Proposals Now Open for Canteen Operation at the Sunny Life Recreation and Wellness Centre

Sponsorship Announcement 

The Municipality of Trent Hills Proudly Announces the Sunny Life Recreation and Wellness Centre

Naming Rights Campaign Launch 

The final construction budget was approved by Council (Staff Report REC-2023-02)

Campbellford Recreation and Wellness Centre proceeding to the construction phase (Staff Report CAO-2022-10).  Taskforce Engineering will be commencing construction when detailed construction drawings and site approvals are in place (late 2022/early 2023) 

Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Design-Build construction contract of the Campbellford Recreation and Wellness Centre - Awarded to Taskforce Engineering.  The Design Build contractor is responsible for both the design services and the construction of the new facility. 

Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the Site Preparation work - Awarded to Drain Brothers Ltd.

Project Management contract - Awarded to p2i Strategies Limited.

Final Project Design

Funding Plan

The Campbellford Recreation and Wellness Centre is estimated to cost $21,000,000 to construct.  The Municipality of Trent Hills is set to receive $7,580,496 from the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure funding stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

Community Fundraising

To date $140,000 has been raised by the community through the Flourish Campaign.  A Naming Rights Campaign is now active.

Project History

The planning for this recreation centre evolved from a focus group conducted 15 years ago that identified an aquatics facility as a gap in recreation in the community.  Demand for year round aquatics programming has been and continues to be consistently high in Trent Hills. 

The Municipality of Trent Hills then developed a Recreation Redevelopment Plan with the goal of meeting the recreation and wellness needs of the community as well as address the aging recreation infrastructure.  The identified projects included the Hastings Field House, Campbellford Recreation and Wellness Centre, and improvements to the Warkworth Arena.   

Trent Hills Council of the day had the foresight to dedicated funds from the municipal budget each year for the implementation of the Recreation Redevelopment Plan.  Beginning at $50,000 per year and increasing over a number of years to the final level of $550,000 per year. 

At the same time the Campbellford Seymour Community Foundation pledged a total of $2 million over 10 years for the Campbellford Recreation and Wellness Centre project. The Flourish fundraising campaign was launched to raise awareness of the project and gain community support. 

funding acknowledgement from Province of Ontario and Federal governments

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement.

Welcome to the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. It is on these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for

Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.

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