City name’s new recreation facility the Mount Pearl Summit Centre

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City Council unveiled the name and brand for our new state-of-the-art recreation facility at the Public Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  This amazing facility, will now be referred to as the ‘Mount Pearl Summit Centre’.
“The new Summit Centre will be many things to many people.” says Mayor Randy Simms.  “For some, it will be achieving a new level of health and fitness. For others, it will mean discovering new interests and a more active, engaging lifestyle. For many families, it will be a place that encourages greater engagement and participation for all ages. For the City of Mount Pearl, it is the promise of a better, healthier, more inclusive community, with facilities designed to attract people of many interests, with the promise of better living, a better life.”

The Summit Centre brand captures this multi-purpose character through diagonal bands of rich colours that connect to mimic the shape of a mountain summit. The configuration captures the essence of the facility: a place to reach new heights of personal achievement and growth. The interconnection of the colours represents the centre’s multi-purpose quality and the depth of the experience. The summit peak is shaped both to suggest the ‘M’ in Mount Pearl and a pulse rate, the perfect image of a city in motion. At the base, the flowing lines is a nod to the state-of-the-art aquatic centre, the centerpiece of this magnificent structure.

“As a whole, the Summit Centre brand engenders hope, ambition, passion and direction, aspects every community aspires to: a better life for all.” says Mayor Simms.

The Mount Pearl Summit Centre is 60,000 sq. ft. and is designed to LEED standards, a third-party certification program and an internationally-accepted benchmark for design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.  It houses a 25,000 sq. ft. aquatics complex, a fitness centre with indoor walking track, weight training room, fitness program spaces, multi-purpose rooms and retail space.  Also attached is the Reid Community Centre which houses a double gymnasium ideal for sporting, social, recreational, and cultural events; and will also be home to an expanded youth centre this Fall.

The cost to construct the Mount Pearl Summit Centre is approximately $33 million dollars (excluding HST).  Under the Building Canada Fund (a partnership of the Government of Canada and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador), a total of $11.3 million was approved in 2009 to assist in the completion of both the Glacier Expansion and Pearlgate Recreation Multiplex (Reid Centre Expansion) projects.

The official opening ceremony for the Mount Pearl Summit Centre is scheduled to take place on September 2, while the Opening Weekend Celebrations & Activities for our residents, our neighbours and our visitors will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 6-7.  Please watch for more details on our City website, in print publications and through local media.