The Need

The Need


A Vital Facility

The new YMCA will position the town as a modern municipality, encourage further business development and stimulate the competitiveness of the region.

Our First Step

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay commissioned reports by LAT 49 Architecture Inc., which saw the completion of a facilities audit, financial analysis, building designs and extensive public consultation.

Responding to Community Growth

The findings of the report highlighted concerns with current infrastructure and indicated the need for a centrally-located modern, accessible, environmentally-friendly, and multi-use centre to provide wellness supports.

The Need for Modern Infrastructure

The current recreational facilities in Happy Valley-Goose Bay require extensive renovations including the E.J. Broomfield Memorial Arena and the Labrador Training Centre, which is a provincially-operated building.

Strong Regional Support

Through the public consultation process, the Town received nearly 1,000 survey responses from the community illustrating overwhelming support for the development of a new centre that can provide wellness supports to people in the community and surrounding areas.