Many people will remember the old RYTAC on the city’s waterfront, for decades it was the place to go for tennis, canoeing and sailing.
Well today, all that returns and more in a new beautiful modern building that will encourage healthy lifestyles , recreation and community pride.
ONNtv attended the grand opening of the Waterfront Adventure Centre and got a look at this beautiful new rec centre for the community.
The site, which was generously bequeathed to the College by the Dr. Lou and Mae Lukenda Charitable Foundation and buoyed by donations from philanthropic donors and support from FedNor and Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), is an amazing space that will take student learning to the next level while also offering exciting activities to the Sault Ste. Marie community and beyond. The Centre features the 2500 square foot Franklin Prouse Building and a 2460 square foot boathouse both which are situated along the picturesque waters of the St. Mary’s River in the heart of the Great Lakes. The Centre features activities from watercraft rentals, such as: canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, to court rentals for tennis, beach volleyball and pickleball!
The Waterfront Adventure Centre complements the College’s commitment to the natural environment and will provide another opportunity for experiential learning for our students in the Natural Environment programs. By offering a variety of fun activities, the Centre also has the potential to attract newcomers and tourists to the Sault Ste. Marie area.
“Sault College is tremendously excited to officially open the Waterfront Adventure Centre and show off all of the great ideas that have come to fruition because of the hard work and passion of all of our team members,” said Dr. Ron Common, President, Sault College. “With our students in mind, we built a facility that can help take their learning to the next level. With our community in mind, we built a Centre that will contribute to the vitality of our Sault Ste. Marie area and offer a space to enjoy all of the beauty that surrounds us. We are grateful to the Dr. Lou and Mae Lukenda Charitable Foundation, Franklin and Nora Prouse, FedNor, NOHFC and all of the generous public and staff donors who made this possible. Let the adventure begin!”
The Waterfront Adventure Centre opens to the public today at 10 a.m. Help us make our inaugural season one to remember! More information on what we have to offer including memberships can be found at: http://www.saultcougars.ca/Waterfront_Adventure_Centre/Waterfront_Adventure_Centre