Strong Regional Support

The Town has received overwhelming support from youth, businesses, not-for-profits, health professionals, governments, and our Indigenous partners for a centre that can provide wellness supports to the community and surrounding areas.

“The Central Labrador YMCA would make for an active lifestyle, accessible to all persons of our diverse community. A new regular-sized swimming pool would make it possible to deliver more diverse swim programs to many more people in our community, more than three times the current capacity.”

Kerry Rideout

Director, Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador
Head Coach, Melville Mantas Swim Club

“As a physiotherapist I see a large number of people in this community who have mobility issues. They cannot walk outside in the winter time because the slippery conditions. They cannot go to the local pool because they have difficulty on regular steps therefore the wet steps in the dressing room are an accident waiting to happen. They cannot purchase a gym membership because it involves lining up at 5am four-times per year when they go on sale. Our community desperately needs an accessible facility that will allow these people to exercise in a safe environment.”

Laura Battcock

Physiotherapist, ProActive Wellness & Prevention

“The Central Labrador YMCA will be of tremendous benefit for many parts of Labrador, including Nunatsiavut. It will encourage healthier lifestyles, promote a supportive and all-inclusive environment, and offer services and programs that will result in improved physical, spiritual and mental well-being for all users. On behalf of Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, I am pleased to lend my support to this much-needed facility.”

Johannes Lampe

Nunatsiavut Government

“The Central Labrador YMCA is a vital element in Labrador’s regional economic development strategy. The facility will contribute to business and industrial attraction, workforce recruitment and retention, and overall business confidence and investment in the region. The YMCA will also increase the standard of living and create a stronger, more vibrant regional economy for the benefit of all Labradorians.”

Andy Turnbull

Labrador North Chamber of Commerce

“Vale is very proud of its operations and employees in Voisey’s Bay, many of which are residents of the Lake Melville area. The Central Labrador YMCA will undoubtedly enhance their quality of life when they return home from site on their rotation.  As we transition to underground mining at Voisey’s Bay and our employment numbers continue to grow, we are hopeful that many from outside the region, may choose central Labrador as their new home. This new facility will certainly help aid in the recruitment and retention of skilled workers for our mine site for many years to come.”

Matthew Pike

Aboriginal Affairs Superintendent
Voisey’s Bay – Vale Newfoundland and Labrador

“The Goose Bay Airport Corporation recognizes the importance of providing an environment that allows residents to maintain and enhance a lifestyle that supports active living. Developing infrastructure like the Central Labrador YMCA not only has the potential to improve the health of the community, but also provide a strong selling point to new individuals who are considering moving to the region for employment.”

Goronwy Price

General Manager
Goose Bay Airport Corporation