Saint John, NB— The design for the new Saint John Y was revealed at an event held today at the Y’s Glenn Carpenter Centre. Architects Greg Murdock and Michael Colpitts, from Murdock and Boyd, presented a 3-D walk-through of the new building. The 70,000 square foot facility will be located on Churchill Boulevard.
The new facility will feature space for Child Care Programs , Settlement Services for immigrants, Government Programs as well as programming space for Youth, Adult, Seniors and the Community. The Health and Fitness components will include an indoor walking and running track, therapeutic pool, whirlpool, 25 meter pool, gymnasium, fitness centre and studio. This new facility will provide opportunities for the Y to continue to make a difference in the community.
Today’s event was highlighted with two major donation announcements. The Saint John Y’s Men have committed $500,000 to the new facility. This generous donation will provide the Y’s Men with the naming rights for the lobby area. This welcoming space will become known as “Y’s Men’s Way”.
The Y Endowment Board also announced a $275,000 donation to the new facility. The Y Endowment Fund consists of permanent capital that generates investment income used to support the Y’s programs and community initiatives. It provides the Y with a stable and predictable source of funding and is managed by a volunteer Board.
“The support of these two groups indicates their commitment to the new Y”, said Dale Knox, Campaign Chair. “We are very pleased that these close friends of the Y are the first supporters to be publicly announced. These two donations will set the pace for the Capital Campaign.”
The next stage for the project is the development of the Construction documents.
The Saint John Y is a charity, open to all, dedicated to providing programs and services to help individuals, families and communities grow and develop in spirit, mind and body. For more information on the Saint John Y, please visit our website: www.saintjohny.com Building healthy communities since 1854.