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Welcome! The James Bay Community School Centre is situated in the heart of James Bay.

We offer a variety of programs and services designed to meet the diverse needs of our community: adult recreation and continued learning, child and youth programs, early childhood programs, seniors dinners, community events, and childcare... you’ll be surprised to find what this local community centre has to offer!


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City Applies for Federal Grant to Fund Health and Wellness Infrastructure

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
For Immediate Release

VICTORIA, BC – The City of Victoria is pursuing up to $12 million in federal tax grants from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Strategic Priorities Fund, Capital Infrastructure Projects Stream.

Up to $6 million is being sought for the replacement of the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre and another $6 million for the implementation of the physically protected, All Ages and Abilities (AAA) bicycle network.

In addition, Mayor Helps is traveling to Ottawa this week to meet with the Federal Government and seek funding partnerships for these projects.

"We are optimistic that both these important pieces of social infrastructure have a good chance of being funded," said Mayor Helps. "Both projects increase the well-being of our residents."
The UBCM Gas Tax fund provides long-term and stable funding to local governments in British Columbia for investment in infrastructure and capacity building projects. The fund is guided by three national program objectives, which include productivity and economic growth, a clean environment and strong cities and communities.

Earlier in 2017, City Council voted unanimously to replace the aging Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre. Council’s decision was informed by an independent and in-depth analysis and feedback from the community on their recreational and aquatic needs. The new facility would maintain the City of Victoria’s only 50 metre pool and enhance accessibility, expand programing capabilities, introduce family change rooms and improve capacity to meet the needs of the growing community.  A referendum will be held later this fall, seeking community support to borrow up to $59.4 million to build a new facility.

In May, the City opened its first physically protected cycling facility on Pandora Avenue, as part of the City’s All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling network. The first phase of the implementation strategy is focused on building 5.4 km of protected bike lanes in the downtown core by the end of 2018.

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For More Information:
Rebecca Penz
Engagement Advisor


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