Central Labrador YMCA Update – April 26, 2021

Construction of the Town’s new Labrador Wellness Centre, to be known as the Central Labrador YMCA, is
almost at substantial completion and the design-builder will hand over the keys to the Town of Happy Valley-
Goose Bay soon. The YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador will then work with the Town to complete
commissioning and training to ensure all systems are functioning as designed and that any deficiencies are
corrected. The YMCA will then spend about 10 – 12 weeks furnishing and equipping the building, hiring and
training staff, and getting all the required licenses and insurance in place.

In accordance with Newfoundland and Labrador Public Health Guidelines, there will be COVID-19 compliance
measures and limited capacities in effect when the new Central Labrador YMCA opens.

Once open, in addition to members, we will be ready to serve as priority groups the Mantas Swim Team, the
Judo Club, the Gymnastics Club. The aquatics centre, gymnastics room, and judo room are purpose-built spaces
for these groups. Other groups will follow as program schedules are finalized for fall.

Central Labrador YMCA General Manager Carolyn Tyner is on-site working to accept deliveries of equipment
and supplies, preparing the spaces for activities, and preparing to hire her team.

Here’s what’s happening:
 Some recreation equipment (such as volleyball and badminton) has arrived
 Toys for Child Minding have been ordered as well as an inflatable bouncer for use in our indoor
playground and birthday party rentals
 The climbing wall installation is delayed but we’re hopeful it won’t’ be for long
 The pools are being filled, tested, drained, and cleaned in preparation for the final fill-up before
licensing inspection and staff hiring and training
 The regulated child care centre continues to be prepared for a tentative fall opening
 The turf area and rubberized flooring has been installed; equipment for the Family Wellness Centre has
arrived, is being tested, and set-up. Items include:
 a variety of sectorized equipment (tricep/bicep dip, rear delt pec fly, chest/shoulder press,
diverging seated row, lat pull down, leg curl / press / extension)
 cardio equipment (treadmills, ellipticals, climbmills, bikes
 Concept 2 RowErg
 adaptive equipment
 functional trainers
 multi half racks / free weights / benches

We remain hopeful for a late spring opening; however, COVID-19 guidelines and supply restrictions may impact
the timeline. Stay tuned for details on how you can join the YMCA and become a member, register for child
care or day camp, or attend employment, enterprise, and newcomer programs.

General Information: www.ymcanl.com
Campaign Information: www.strengtheningourcommunities.ca
Job opportunities – Central Labrador YMCA: https://ymcanl.com/careers/