The South Cariboo Recreation Centre (SCRC) includes a geothermal ice plant and heating system for the arena, curling rink and meeting rooms and was completed in 2003. Major capital improvements to facilitate event hosting have been completed including installation of comfortable seats, projection screens, wireless connectivity, bleacher heating and a digital advertising sign as well as the purchase of tables and chairs and a dry floor to cover the arena ice. A modular stage and storage capacity was added in 2011-2012.
The curling rink facility is currently managed by the 100 Mile and District Curling Club during the ice season and by Canlan Ice Sports during the off-season through agreements with the Cariboo Regional District. During the off-season, the facility is used for a variety of non-ice activities such as the Fall Fair and graduation ceremonies.
The Cariboo Regional District also owns recreational lands adjacent to the Recreation Centre that are made available to recreation groups. There are currently two ball diamonds and equestrian ground facilities located on the land. The multi-use ball fields are maintained through an agreement with the District of 100 Mile House. Scheduling use of the ball fields is included in the Recreation Management Agreement with Canlan Ice Sports.
The Cariboo Regional District also has entered into agreements with the District of 100 Mile for the operation of local soccer fields and the Martin Exeter Hall Complex.
The 108 Beach program, for maintenance of Main Beach, West Beach and Stewart Beach, is also part of this function and is provided through an agreement with the 108 Mile Ranch Community Association.
The Directors for Electoral Areas “G”, “H” and “L” and the District of 100 Mile House are responsible for the governance of this function. This group meets as the South Cariboo Joint Committee in open public meetings each month.
The South Cariboo Recreation function was established through Bylaw No. 4617 in 2010 through the merger of three existing recreation services: Arena (Bylaw No. 3703), Curling Rink (Bylaw No. 4616) and Programming (Bylaw No. 3952). The merger was undertaken to create a common taxation boundary and for administrative efficiency of the three existing services.
The function was amended in 2013 through the adoption of Bylaw No. 4837, broadening the description of services to include arts and culture.
Recreational facilities and services in the South Cariboo include:
The recreational facilities in the South Cariboo are owned by the Cariboo Regional District and operated under contract by Canlan Ice Sports Corp. Click to access Canlan's website.
An expansion of the South Cariboo Recreation Centre is being explored!
The goal is to create more recreational opportunities in the South Cariboo for people of all ages and abilities. The project would expand the South Cariboo Recreation Centre to include a walking track, a gymnasium and an indoor field, which is an enclosed space covered with artificial grass, plus additional meeting rooms, washrooms, dressing rooms and storage areas.
Want to know more? Read a Frequently Asked Questions document about the proposed expansion on the right hand side of this page.
The project is currently in the concept stage. In April 2017, the CRD awarded a contract for concept design services to HCMA Architecture + Design.
HCMA is working closely with the project working group and they expect to complete the concept plan and provide a cost estimate for the project by July 2017.
Following the concept design stage, the project will require approval from the Cariboo Regional District and District of 100 Mile House before moving into public consultation. The current timeline is to hold a referendum vote in the spring of 2018.
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