NANAIMO, B.C.-CUPE 401 recreation workers were recognized and applauded this week by CUPE BC President Barry ONeill for their part in Parksvilles Oceanside Place winning the Facility Excellence Award from BCs Recreation and Parks Association.
The award will be presented at the Associations annual conference in Prince George on May 13. It is given annually to projects that have demonstrated outstanding and innovative aspects and make a significant impact in the fields of recreation and parks.
Oceanside Place, designed and built by R.G. Properties, is owned and operated by the Regional District of Nanaimo. CUPE 401 members work as program developers, planners, maintenance workers, administrators, school and social service liaisons at this facility.
You are the people that bring this facility alive, give it its welcoming and inviting character and keep it clean, safe and well-run for public use, says ONeill in his letter to CUPE 401. Congratulations, brothers and sisters.
This is the second award for Oceanside Place. In June 2004, the facility received the Recreation Facility Association of BCs Outstanding Facility Award.
Oceanside Place officially opened on October 6, 2003. It features two NHL regulation-size ice sheets with seating for 800 spectators in the Howie Meeker Arena and for 200 spectators in the Victor Kraatz Arena, as well as a leisure ice sheet and nine dressing rooms.