Greater Victoria’s newest recreation centre weclomed its first visitors over the weekend. After months of anticipation, the $30-million Westhills Y had its official grand opening with much fanfare.
Politicians and dignitaries were on hand for the official ribbon cutting at the state-of-the-art facility.
The Westhills YMCA-YWCA Aquatic Centre is located on the Langford Parkway across from the Westhills development. It’s a joint venture between the development, the Greater Victoria Y and the City of Langford.
In addition to the pool and fitness facilities, there’s a wave pool, therapy pool, lazy river, waterslides and a youth centre.
“There’s a big need in this community, particularly where there are so many young families. And in addition to health and fitness, the Y is also providing a licensed child care centre and a teen centre, which will be opening in the fall,” said YMCA-YWCA CFO Janine Edgecombe.